Warning: spoilers about both the Beautiful Boy book and movie ahead.
From the moment Steve Carell's face appeared on screen during the opening scene of Beautiful Boy, I knew it was going to be a tearful two hours. The highly anticipated movie is based on David Sheff's memoir of the same title and his son's memoir, Tweak. Both stories take readers on the tumultuous journey of struggling with a drug addiction and the repercussions it has on the addict's loved ones. For Nic, played by Timothée Chalamet in the movie, methamphetamine took control of his young adult life and transformed him into a mere shell of his lovable former self.
While it's of course difficult to include every detail of two very deep, decade-encompassing stories within two hours, director Felix Van Groeningen does an incredible job of telling these personal stories in a raw and realistic way. Ahead, find three details that only readers of the books or those with a keen eye to detail will be able to see from Beautiful Boy, and then check out 17 heart-wrenching books about addiction.