Ben Is Back Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, December 7, 2018 (Limited)

Rating: R

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: 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.


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Peter Hedges
Nina Jacobson
Teddy Schwarzman
Brad Simpson

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Production: What we know about Ben Is Back

Key Facts

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

Filming Timeline

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 (Limited release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including Mary Queen of Scots, Asher and Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle.

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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