Ben is Back tells the story of 19-year-old Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) who unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on the morning of Christmas Eve. Holly (Julia Roberts), Ben’s mother, is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love for her son is tested as she does everything in her power to keep him safe.
Can you watch Ben is Back online?
No, Ben is Back is not available to stream online.
The drama was released today, and as such is still playing in cinemas.
However, the movie was released in the USA back in December.
As such, the addiction drama is already available on DVD in the states.
But beware, American DVDs are encoded to a specific region.
They will not play on UK devices like DVD players or Play Stations.
Amazon confirms: “This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV.”
The DVD is technically available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk, so be careful before you click buy now.
Given the disparate release dates, there may still be a gulf of time before the film is available to stream in the UK.
Any website claiming to have Ben is Back available to stream in the UK is illegal.
In addition to Hedges and Roberts, Ben is Back also stars:
Kathryn Newton (Paranormal Activity 4) as Ivy Burns-Beeby, Ben’s sister, Holly’s daughter and Neal’s stepdaughter
Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) as Neal Beeby, Ben and Ivy’s stepfather and Holly’s husband
David Zaldivar as Spencer “Spider” Webb, a drug addict and one of Ben’s old friends.
Michael Esper as Clayton, a local drug supplier
Rachel Bay Jones as Beth, the mother of Ben’s deceased ex-girlfriend
Alexandra Park (Pippin) as Cara K
Jakari Fraser as Liam Burns-Beeby, Neal and Holly’s 6-year-old son
Ben is Back is now playing in UK cinemas.