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Ben is Back

Ben is Back
Score: 7.43 / 10
Released: December 14, 2018
Director: Peter Hedges
Producer: Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson, Peter Hedges, Teddy Schwarzman
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance
Genre: Drama
Length: 103 minutes

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Ben is Back Overview

Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), 19, unexpectedly returns to his familyís suburban home on Christmas Eve. Benís mother, Holly (Julia Roberts), is thrilled to welcome him home. His teenage sister, Ivy (Kathryn Newton) and stepfather Neal (Courtney B. Vance), are wary.

Although Ben claims he's clean now, Holly is worried that Ben is still using drugs and keeps a watchful eye on her son, to the point of hiding her prescription drugs and asking Ben to leave the bathroom door open. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a motherís undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.

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