Ben Is Back

Ben Is Back

By Peter Hedges

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2018-12-07
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Director: Peter Hedges
  • Production Company: Black Bear Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
From 162 Ratings


19 year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, 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.




  • Dumb

    By TreeDogg87
    I NEVER review movies but I had it on this as it’s horrible and it’s 80+% on rotten tomatoes. People are idiots if they think this is good. LAME.
  • important

    By Spiked Rain
    only someone of Julia Robert's and Lucas Hedge's talent and, more likely, in the case of excellent actors, raw intelligence, could something so.....important-and-real-and cruel, .... make US feel and grasp, --- effectively and immeninantly---, the importantance and realness and cruelty of OPIODS. Thank you.
  • You should ditch rotten tomatoes...

    By FanofOldShow
    Their scoring clearly doesn't mean anything anymore.
  • Purchased Ben Is Back

    By Moschell
    Terrific performances by all of the leads - BUT, with a story that is SO relevant right now ... it just absolutely did not make a huge impact. I wanted this message thrown OUT there via this film. Everybody was playing their part/role in a script that needed just a little something more. So actually 3.5 stars almost 4. And thank you for addressing this issue. Most folks want to ignore it.
  • Riveting

    By chitowndoggie
    One of the best, well acted movies I’ve seen about the damage drug addiction does to the addict, his family, and all that he comes in contact with.
  • Such a good watch!

    By HectorJT
    Hands down one of the best films I’ve seen. Great job to all the actors.
  • Emotional, gripping family drama

    By crashbbpm
    Julia Roberts is brilliant!
  • Great Perfomance from Julia Roberts!

    By Anthoni
    This is probably Julia Roberts' best dramatic performance since Erin Brockovich. People forget that Julia is not just a beatiful actress, but has the acting talent to back it.
  • Strong film, very important subject.

    By 4304072672
    Loved this movie. Modern day family film addressing a modern day issue in our country. Great performances by Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B Vance, Mia Fowler, Jakari Fraser, Rachel Bay Jones and David Zaldivar. A must see with Oscar worthy performances & a great story beautifully directed by Peter Hedges.
  • Julia is at her best !

    By Gamer holdem
    I think this is an Oscar nomination for Julia Roberts. I’m not exactly sure if this is entirely accurate, but it does address an important issue. One that our nation needs to as well. Hint hint DT and MT 💰💵