As a gentleman himself in recovery, I come to BEAUTIFUL BOY with a certain amount of trepidation, though prepared to accept the requisite dose of hokum. There is no shortage of things to find fault w/, but there was no way that wasn't going to be the case. Family disease. Disease of control. Those two elements meld here. Weirdly, watching progenitor and progeny I thought of Bergman's THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY.