Mia’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film is one of many films i’ve watched with my favourite actor; Timothée Chalamet as the main character.
This true story is about teenager Nicolas Sheff and his struggles with addiction, as well as how it effects his father and son relationship with dad David. Based on the memoirs of David and Nic Sheff, it’s not only a bitingly raw portrayal of drug addiction, it also depicts a father-son relationship that’s pushed to the limits by a seemingly no-win situation. The ups and downs Nic goes through as he tries to stop his addiction is heartbreaking and hard to watch. Its effectiveness is largely down to Timothée Chalamet’s performance as Nic — one so painfully convincing. It’s astonishing, but only on reflection, because in the moment you’re absorbed by his sheer naturalism.