Ben is Back

  • Release Date: December 14, 2018 (limited)
  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Peter Hedges
  • Producer(s): Brad Simpson, Nina Jacobson, Peter Hedges, Teddy Schwarzman
  • Writer(s): Peter Hedges
  • Studio: Elevation Pictures
  • Length: 1h 43m
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Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), 19, unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home from rehab on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s 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 sober now, Holly 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 mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.


Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance
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