Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ben Is Back Review - 2 Stars
Lucas Hedges surprises his family for Christmas in "Ben Is Back." The surprise is, Ben has broken out of rehab. Most of his family don't approve of the visit, but Ben's mother (played by Julia Roberts) determines to make it work. Her hovering feels like enabling. Ben, of course, walks right into the triggers that turned him into an addict. The conclusion rings false... only in the movies. "Ben Is Back," rated R, 2 stars. Does it deliver what it promises? Family drama. Is it entertaining? Anxious. Is it worth the price of admission? Misses the mark.