Holly’s dawning realisation of the horrors of Ben’s former life is heartbreaking to watch, but this gives way to a growing ferocity as she resolves to keep her son safe. The actress is fully matched by her co-star. With Ben and Boy Erased released recently, this young actor has had a remarkable few months. (Out now) 4 stars
Ben Is Back gives Roberts one of the finest roles of her career as Holly Burns, a mother with unfailing love for (and hope in) her drug-addicted son, 19-year-old Ben (Manchester by the Sea’s Hedges). Watch the trailer below.