Beautiful Boy (2018) quotes

Director
Felix van Groeningen.

Cast
Steve Carell.
Timothée Chalamet.
Maura Tierney.

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

I’m really sorry, dad.
– Nic Sheff

I need to find a way to fill this black hole in me. I still have a family. I want them to be proud of me.
– Nic Sheff

My son is out there somewhere, and I don’t know what he’s doing! I don’t know how to help him!
– David Sheff
You can’t!
– Karen Barbour

I’m not giving up now. Never.
– Vicki Sheff

My son has gone missing. Nicholas Sheff. S-H-E-F-F.
– David Sheff
There’s no one by that name, sir.
– Man

So how you doing?
– David Sheff
I’m doing great, you know, just, um… um… just doing what needs to be done, and…
– Nic Sheff
What does that mean?
– David Sheff
I’m sorry, Dad, um…
– Nic Sheff
Why don’t we just have lunch and talk? We can do that, right? Please. You think that you have this under control.
– David Sheff
I understand why I do things. It doesn’t make me any different. I’m attracted to craziness, and you’re just embarrassed ’cause I was like… you know, I was like this amazing thing, like your special creation or something, and you don’t like who I am now!
– Nic Sheff
Yeah? Who are you, Nic?
– David Sheff
This is me, Dad! Here, this is who I am!
– Nic Sheff
This is not you! This is not you, Nic!
– David Sheff
What are you doing, huh? You always gotta be controlling everything all the time!
– Nic Sheff
Let me book you a room at a hotel for a couple nights.
– David Sheff
No, Dad. No, Dad, I want it to go like this.
– Nic Sheff

My son is out there somewhere and I don’t know what he’s doing!
– David Sheff

It’s hard as hell to get sober, but I love my family. I want them to be proud of me.
– Nic Sheff

I thought we were close. I thought we were closer than most fathers and sons! Why?
– David Sheff
I felt better than I ever had, so… I just kept on doing it.
– Nic Sheff
This isn’t us! This is not who we are!
– David Sheff

Nic, what you have is extraordinary, and you’re going to get it back. You’re going to find it again.
– David Sheff