Ben is Back

Ben is Back

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In a picture-postcard suburban home just before Christmas, a mother (Julia Roberts) is shocked but happy to find that her son (Lucas Hedges) is home from the drug rehabilitation centre to which he has been sent.

19-year-old Ben Burns (Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben's mother, Holly (Roberts), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother's undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.

Refreshingly understated, ‘Ben Is Back’ subverts family drama stereotypes - and provides a forum for terrific performances from Hedges and Roberts. Also stars Courtney B. Vance (‘The People V. O.J. Simpson’) and Kathryn Newton (‘Lady Bird’).