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Summary 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 everythi...

Directed By: Peter Hedges

Written By: Peter Hedges

Ben Is Back
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 39 Critic Reviews
66
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 58 User Ratings
6.8
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Summary 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 everythi...

Directed By: Peter Hedges

Written By: Peter Hedges

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 39 Critic Reviews
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11 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 39 Critic Reviews
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72% Positive
28 Reviews
28% Mixed
11 Reviews
0% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 58 User Ratings
6.8
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37 Ratings
31% Mixed
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5% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 58 User Ratings
6.8
64% Positive
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31% Mixed
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5% Negative
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Production Company Black Bear, 30WEST, Color Force, Sierra / Affinity
Release Date Dec 7, 2018
Duration 1 h 43 m
Rating R
Genres
Tagline One family. One day.
AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
3 Nominations
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
CinEuphoria Awards
2 Nominations