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Ben Is Back

Ben Is Back is a movie starring Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges, and Courtney B. Vance. A drug addicted teenage boy shows up unexpectedly at his family's home on Christmas Eve.

Other Titles
Eve Dönüş, Ben Khazar Ha'Bai'ta, 班恩回家, Bens ir atgriezies, Regresa a mi, Le retour de Ben, El regreso de Ben, ベン・イズ・バック, Benas grizo i namus, O Ben Está de Volta, Regresa a mí, Paluu, Egy fiú hazatér, Ben se vratio, O Retorno de Ben, Η επιστροφή του Μπεν, Powrót Bena, Ben on tagasi
Running Time
1 hours 43 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Peter Hedges
Peter Hedges
Lucas Hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance, Julia Roberts
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still very much in harm's way. During the 24 hours that may change their lives forever, Holly must do everything in her power to avoid the family's downfall.

Comments about drama «Ben Is Back» (23)

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This is the first documentary I've seen from Michael Moore, so I had low expectations about this movie. I was pleasantly surprised, as I found it to be both surprisingly insightful and entertaining. Moore tackles the history of the state of Alabama, with topics ranging from the Montgomery bus boycott to a host of social issues ranging from homosexuality to gun control to incarceration. Some of the topics are quite controversial, but many others, including the black civil rights movement and the battle against segregation, are covered in a sensitive, positive light. The focus of this movie is the history of the Alabama government. It's not a "bashing" movie as many critics are saying, but it does give the public some insight into the problem with the Alabama government. This movie isn't trying to be a history lesson, but to expose the flaws in the system that makes it so difficult to overcome. Moore also makes the case that there are flaws in the system that need to be addressed, such as the system of "separate but equal" schools. This movie will be very unpopular with conservatives, but if you are open-minded and care about these issues, it's worth seeing. It is also worth mentioning that many conservative people may be turned off by the lack of "credible" critics in the film. Moore's critics will be upset by the negative reviews, but I found it to be a very refreshing and refreshing perspective on the problems that Alabama has. The film also takes on the issue of the "incompetence" of the Alabama judicial system, and how corrupt the system is. Many people in Alabama have complained that the judicial system is corrupt, and Moore brings up the fact that the courts are corrupt, but he also points out the problem with the system itself. This film is not perfect, but it is definitely worth seeing.

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Justin A.

I'm not much of a reader, but I've heard that this film is well written and well directed. I hadn't seen the film, but from the trailer I was expecting some wild scenes. I had high expectations for this film. I expected some serious acting and what I got was a great and touching film. I'm a fan of these characters, and they really captured my heart. I'm sorry to say that I was disappointed, but I can't fault the film enough. It's an intelligent film, with good writing, but the acting and directing didn't have any direction. There are a lot of great actors in this film, but they don't have enough screen time. I'm very happy to say that this film is a great success, and it deserves much better than what it received. But it's still a great film, and it's still one of the best films of this year.

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Sean G.

I absolutely loved this movie. I watched this movie because it is directed by John Hughes. I was a huge fan of his since I was a little girl. I loved John Hughes films. This is his best movie. This movie is so heart warming. My favorite character is the kid that is a patient at the clinic. He was such a smart kid. The young man who is playing his brother is brilliant. The scene that he is watching his parents is so beautiful. That scene is what made me laugh. This is also one of his best movies. He also directed the movie "Pretty in Pink." I also love this movie. It's really great.

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First of all i don't know what to say about this movie. I have never seen so many people go overboard with this movie. Some people that go crazy over it, like myself. This is just one of those movies that only one person can see, and it's a good one. It's funny, and even makes you want to laugh. Some people say that it's one of those movies where you can't predict how it will end, and that's true, but it's also true that you can't predict how this movie will end. Like i said, it's just one of those movies. It's not an original movie, but that doesn't mean it's not entertaining. That's what made me love it. It's not a masterpiece, but it is entertaining and, for me, that's what a movie is all about. So, go see it, and if you liked it, i hope you'll love it too!

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I just saw this movie and it is fantastic! I went in thinking it was a movie about a guy who can't hold a job and live on the streets, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually about a guy who can't go to jail, and even if he does, he doesn't get to get out until he's 55, and that's a much longer time than the guy on the street gets out of jail. This movie was full of comedy and was actually funny, but the movie kept you hooked until the very end. I'd like to see more movies like this one!

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Richard C.

When I first read about this movie, I was actually excited. I thought it would be a "Let's Go On The Movieland" type of movie where the kids spend time on the road and the adult is there to help. I found out that this movie was one of those that just simply didn't work for me. The movie was kind of confusing in terms of what the "plot" was and who was who. The kids themselves just didn't seem to have enough screen time to get an idea of what they were doing. It was hard to tell who was who, especially with them all acting like they were on a wild night. I would have preferred a plot line that would have been more "set in the real world" where the kids could have had an experience like that. Overall, I just found this movie boring and repetitive and a waste of time for me.

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I was amazed by this movie. When it came out, I saw it on television and I wasn't really into the subject matter. But now, when I look back on it, I can see why I felt this way. I don't know if it's the acting or the story, but there are just so many lessons in this movie. I think I've learned a lot about myself. And the theme of the movie was something that I've never been able to fully understand. There were just so many different things I could learn from this movie. But the one thing I've learned about myself was to not judge someone for what they are. Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean you have to think that they don't know what they're talking about. I think a lot of people can learn a lot about themselves from watching this movie.

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An interesting twist on a familiar theme, in this case the life of a young boy in a small town, the young man who found his way into trouble because of his young age, and who had to overcome the hardships he faced, to become a man and to get his life back. This movie is an adaptation of a novel, and I would recommend this film for that reason, but it's not all that hard to understand. However, it also has a unique take on the life of a young man and how he is trying to recover from the death of his mother. The whole story is told in flashback, and the setting is a small town in a small town in Maine, which is just a short drive from where I live. There are several distinct characters in this film, and I think they all fit the part they were given to play, which is a good thing. The plot is not as complicated as some would think, but it does have a number of twists and turns. This movie is really about life, death, and the effect it has on people, and it does this quite well. I highly recommend this movie, and if you like movies like this, you'll probably like it, too.

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Margaret B.

I had no idea what this movie was about. But, after watching it, I can say that it is not a comedy, it's a drama and a thriller. The plot involves a man who is trying to find his way back home. He comes across a dark, mysterious woman who is related to a murder. He soon finds out that she is going to be involved in another murder. After the murder, he finds out that the woman is going to be the real killer. This movie is different from most movies because it's not just a comedy, it's not just a drama, it's not just a thriller. It's all of the above. It is very scary, even though I usually don't like horror movies. I thought it was very scary and gripping. There were also some dark themes that I found interesting. And, the ending is very important. After the murder, the film goes from the beginning to the end. It is full of twists and turns. I don't think you will be disappointed. I loved the movie and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller.

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Wayne D.

This is a deeply moving, moving movie, which, frankly, I wasn't expecting to enjoy very much. But I do. It was a lot of fun, and even though I am not a fan of the film, it still delivered. I would recommend this film to anyone who is interested in, or is interested in, the topic of addiction. I believe that most people who watch this film will be able to relate to the main character's thoughts, feelings, and actions. To anyone who doesn't believe that addiction can cause such damage, I would say, "Tell me what you think of addiction. Tell me what it does to you." To the person who said "I don't like the drug, I think it makes me depressed." Don't listen to him. Don't listen to his opinion. I would also say to anyone who didn't like the movie, "Tell me why you didn't like it." Tell me why you didn't like it, and maybe, just maybe, you will be able to understand it better. I give it a 9.5/10.

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Dylan S.

This is a movie about a man who fell for a woman and then started to fall in love with her. He wants to do everything for her. He is kind and nice to her. He does everything for her. She does everything for him. I think the movie is amazing. There is a lot of laughter in the movie. There is also a lot of heartbreak. This is a wonderful movie.

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This is a remarkable film. Though it may be considered a biopic, it is more a novel-like journey. Isik Lajos is superb as the narrator. He plays the role with so much sympathy and tenderness that it is very difficult not to like him. He is one of the rare actors who can still look good while delivering his line. The dialogue is not overly dramatic and has a very natural feel to it. The film is very realistic. The scenes of life as an average person is very real. It is also very real that a man in Isik Lajos' situation would act the way he did. I liked the fact that there are no expectations in this movie. It is all about Isik Lajos. Although there is a lot of talk about money, there is also a lot of talk about love. Everything is discussed openly, as though everyone knows what is going to happen. This is very realistic and touching.

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Frank Harper

this movie is a good one for people who are not a big fan of the movies that are made by Hollywood. because it shows that it is possible to do what you want and be happy. there is a real feeling and that is what i like in movies.

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Janice McCoy

I saw this movie at a public screening, and it was great. It was well written and acted. I thought that most of the acting was very good. The actors were really good. I did not find anything wrong with the movie. I don't think it was long and boring. I thought it was entertaining and I did not find it a drama. The movie did have some emotion, but I thought it was too over the top. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a good drama.

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Ann H.

A film about the process of aging and about the survival of the fittest. At the end of it, I realized that a lot of its themes are very similar to David Fincher's Se7en. The "survival of the fittest" theme is present in David's film, but also present in many other films, in particular Hitchcock's Psycho, in which the brain is the only thing that doesn't change. I can't say it is the same but it is very similar. Maybe that's why I liked the film so much. Or maybe because it's so close to the truth. I can't say that I didn't like this movie because of the violence and/or sex. It's not a one-sided movie, it is quite the opposite, that is very rare in American movies, probably because most Americans watch lots of violent and/or sex-based movies in which everything is great and everything is more or less perfect. But that doesn't make the movie better, it just makes it much more unique. Also, the movie is very dark, almost perfect. It is really hard to find a good movie with the same intensity of this one. Not only in the sex, which is very disturbing and disgusting, but also in the violence and the general atmosphere of the movie, which is very depressing and disturbing, but also extremely effective. There are many points in the movie that are a little confusing to me but it doesn't matter, because the movie is not about logic or understanding, it is just about acting and showing emotions. And what can I say, I really liked it, I really like it.

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I only ever saw this movie twice. One of them was at a wedding when it was first released. My parents and I were at a party together. The other time was at the movie theater where I saw it again. I had watched it several times on TV and finally saw it in the theaters. I had no idea what the movie was about until I saw it again. I thought it was really good and I would recommend it to anyone. I really liked this movie and I liked the actors in the movie. The movie shows how the relationship between two people changes when they begin their relationship and how things that happen don't always have to happen. I also thought it was a little sad but overall I liked this movie.

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Walter C.

I have to say, I enjoyed this movie. It is quite a smart piece of work. It has an excellent cast, and is very well shot. It is a shame that a story as great as this can not get a full theatrical release. It is one of the most important films of our time. I highly recommend it, but if you are expecting a movie of the same caliber as "Se7en", you will be disappointed.

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I have been fascinated by this film since the first viewing, and I saw it several times. Perhaps the thing I loved most about it was the relentless portrayal of the men and women of the 8th Armored Division in the decisive battle of Stalingrad. What I didn't like about it was that it didn't always have the appropriate actors for the roles. (Now that I've read other reviewers' comments, I can see why.) But the performance of the actors was perfect. What I loved most about the film was that it was more than just another war movie. As I watched, I felt like I was on the side of the soldiers, even though I knew it was a reenactment. This movie is a truly inspirational film.

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Susan M.

As a kid, I used to watch the "The Mummy" movies on TV, and when the first two came out, I had a soft spot for them. In time, I knew the way the "Mummy" films were set-up, and became familiar with the story and the characters. One of my favorite characters was "Jack the Ripper," and one of my favorite films was "The Mummy Returns," which introduced us to the role of "Johnathan". This film, like the others, set up the "Mummy" mythology, and then proceeded to show us the origin of this mythological character. This film does a good job of showing the character's introduction to the world of the "Mummy" films. There are some great shots of Egypt, of course, as well as some great shots of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the history of which is not something I can explain with words. The film is extremely well directed, and it works very well. The cast is great, and the soundtrack fits the action very well. The "Mummy" films were a big part of my childhood, and this film continues that tradition.

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Grace M.

So you've seen it, you've seen it again, and you've seen it again. That's the way it is with the "Seinfeld" series. "Seinfeld" fans were treated to a third and even fourth season in 2004, but it wasn't until the release of the DVD that fans were given a new peek into the show that went over their heads. The DVD has all of the episodes with commentary and commentary tracks from George, Jerry and Elaine, in addition to some behind-the-scenes footage from the show. The DVD is an excellent opportunity for fans to see the series in a completely different light. It's hard to get a sense of the show without seeing the series, and the DVD does a good job of that. The commentary tracks are insightful and interesting, but they're the only way to really fully appreciate the show and the time spent watching it. The DVD also includes interviews with the cast and crew, along with a few behind-the-scenes scenes and behind-the-scenes interviews with Kramer. The DVD is well worth the price of admission. Fans of the series will enjoy it and people who haven't seen the series are in for a treat.

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Tom Waddell (Hugh Jackman) is a spoiled multimillionaire. The only problem is that he has no friends and his life revolves around his idea of what he wants. I liked the movie. It was really good. I also liked the fact that it was a straight forward film, very straight forward. It wasn't very deep or anything. I liked the fact that the main character was a good guy, it made it interesting. He was different, which was a nice change. It was also great that the lead characters were really likeable characters. It made the movie interesting. I also liked the fact that it had some pretty dark moments and it was at least somewhat depressing. I think this film is one of my favorites. I liked it. Tom Waddell is great in this movie, and Hugh Jackman was great as well. It was one of the best movies of the year.

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By far one of the best movies to come out this year. What can I say. Two Oscar nominations for how great this movie was. The story of the director himself and his life. And the memories of his family. This movie did a fantastic job at showing how life is not just a drag for all but a drag for the human race as well. This movie is very emotional but very realistic. This is a must see movie to watch. There are many scenes that are hard to watch and I felt that the director made sure of that. This movie is definitely worth the money to watch it.

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Tom Hanks stars as former FBI agent R. J. Reynolds, a man who has a lot of questions about his past and will do whatever it takes to get his answers. Along the way he will meet the woman he loves, the man he was in love with, and many others that are changing his life for the better. Set in the early 1960's the film offers a fresh take on the whole "old man who needs to re-live his youth" type of story. I love how this film keeps you guessing as to how it is going to turn out. I thought it was very well done and I think it will be a great movie for anyone to watch. The directing is excellent and the acting was amazing. It was great to see the original actors from the film returning. I also liked how they changed the story and how they told the story from the characters point of view. Tom Hanks does a great job of putting himself into the role. The movie kept me interested from start to finish. I thought the characters were very well developed. I also liked how they portrayed the characters' relationship. Overall I think this is a great movie. I would recommend this film to anyone. I think it is a great movie to watch with your friends or in the home. I give this movie an 8/10.