The 2018 drama film Ben is back is a story of a mother trying to help her son who returns from rehab. Holly’s son Ben, an addict, was waiting for her in the driveway as she returned from the church, saying that he was advised to take a trip home.
She was naturally happy but, at the same time, a little concerned about the effect he could have on her other children. Ben got involved in drug dealing and felt guilty for troubling his family when the dealer he used to work for took their dog away.
The movie stars Julia Roberts, Lukas Hedges, and Courtney B. Vance. The critics highly praised their portrayal of their characters, but the movie itself couldn’t do very well in the theatres.
Why Is The Movie Rated R?
Ben is Back, directed by Peter Hedges, is rated R, and advised parental guidance. It has a lot of content that is not suitable for children, and it’s too raw and a little violent. It shows a physical altercation and a punch and talks about sex in return for drugs, opioid addiction, and how it affects the addict’s family. It also talks about death and other dangers of addiction, and there is the usage of foul language.
What Scenes Are Advised To Keep Away From Children?
Sex and nudity are present to vague extents. Ben, a young man, talks about having some arrangements with his history teacher for drugs (implications of sexual activities); he also talks about how he wakes up with erections after being clean. There is a photo of a girl wearing a camisole where her bosom is evident. The mother also hands her son a cup for his urine sample for drug testing.
There are scenes of violence. One such example can be a surprising scene when an addict bashes into someone’s window.
Alcohol and drugs are also one of the reasons for the rating. The movie is about drug addiction and its dreadful effects on a person’s life, family, and surroundings. There’s mention of heroin and opioid addiction. There’s a scene when Holly goes to a street full of junkies. People are seen injecting themselves with drugs.
The Most Pitiful Scene
Ben mentions how he once almost overdosed and was found lying on the floor with a needle in his hand by his mother and his dog. The description of this scene is very pitiful and involves various mentions that kids should be kept away from.
There are more than 30 uses of the F word, as words like “shit” and damn it is used.
Why Keep A Watch On Children, If They Watch The Movie?
The whole movie is made depressingly; its main motive is to show how sad life turns when one gets addicted and to give the idea about how depressing it can make the lives of an addict’s family.
So, parents should check the kids who watch the movie in the countries where they are allowed to.