Ben Is Back Movie

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Who's Involved:

Dan Friedkin, Courtney B. Vance, Julia Roberts, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Michael Heimler, Micah Green, Kathryn Newton, Lucas Hedges, Peter Hedges, Teddy Schwarzman, Ben Stillman, Jane Evans, Daniel Steinman

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

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Ben Is Back Plot: What's the story?

Story of 19-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges), a young man with substance abuse issues who unexpectedly returns to his family's suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mom, Holly (Julia 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.

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Ben Is Back Cast: Who are the actors?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Ben Is Back?

  1. Lucas Hedges is the son of director Peter Hedges.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Ben Is Back?

A look at the Ben Is Back behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Peter Hedges last directed The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Dan in Real Life. The film's writer Peter Hedges last wrote The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Pieces of April.


Peter Hedges


Peter Hedges
Nina Jacobson
Teddy Schwarzman
Brad Simpson

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Production Timeline: When did the Ben Is Back come together?

On or about July 19, 2018 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about October 27, 2017 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is set to begin this December in New York.

Ben Is Back Release Date: When was it released?

Ben Is Back was released in 2018 on Friday, December 7, 2018 in limited movie theaters. There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Mary Queen of Scots, Bernie The Dolphin and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.
United States
December 7, 2018 Limited
December 7, 2018

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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