Julia Roberts delivers a riveting performance as a mother swept into a race against time after her troubled 19-year-old son (Lucas Hedges) returns home for Christmas — and suddenly disappears. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed — and a mother’s love is tested — in this unforgettably powerful film.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

81% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Refreshingly understated, Ben Is Back subverts family drama stereotypes - and provides a forum for terrific performances from Lucas Hedges and Julia Roberts.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful, mature mother-son drama tackles addiction.

Information

Studio
Roadside Attractions
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

Arabic (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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