Beau Is Afraid

Lists: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Brief Synopsis: "A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother."

Overall Ranking: 1896 (Rank from 2023: # 57)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 50%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Mountanto90(full review)
MaddWolf Hope85 - Aster generates much of the same kind of primal, ceaseless tension of the Safdies’ Uncut Gems or Aronofsky’s Mother. But he embraces the absurdity of it all in a way the others did not.
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Minnesota Man80(full review)
RMMR Daniel Hernandez71(full review)
DennisSchwartz64(full review)
Damon Schneider64(full review)
The Void61(full review)
ThereInTheDark50(full review)

People Involved

  • Joaquin Phoenix (Beau Wassermann)
  • Patti LuPone (Mona Wassermann)
  • Amy Ryan (Grace)
  • Parker Posey (Elaine Bray)
  • Nathan Lane (Roger)
  • Armen Nahapetian (Teen Beau)
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson (Beaus Therapist)
  • Richard Kind (Dr. Cohen)
  • Kylie Rogers (Toni)
  • Denis Ménochet (Jeeves)
  • Zoe Lister-Jones (Young Mona)
  • Julia Antonelli (Teen Elaine)
  • Hayley Squires (Penelope)
  • Julian Richings (Strange Man)
  • Bill Hader (UPS Guy)
  • Alicia Rosario (Liz)
  • James Cvetkovski (Boy Beau)
  • Catherine Bérubé (Hero Beaus Wife)
  • Stephanie Herrera (Martha)
  • Bradley Fisher (Birthday Boy Stab Man)
  • Peter Seaborne (Ceiling Man)
  • Michael Esper (Officer Johnson)
  • Manuel Tadros (Cheapo Depot Cashier)
  • Karl Roy (Man With Face Tattoos)
  • Anana Rydvald (Elaines Mother)
  • Cat Lemieux (Orphan Chorus Member #2)
  • Tristan D. Lalla (Costume Designer Orphan)
  • Marc-André Brisebois (Comatose Junkie)
  • Tyrone Benskin (Rattled Businessman)
  • Ernest-James Chuipka (Crazy Man)
  • Archie Madekwe (Laughing Man)
  • Greg Halpin (Crust Punk (Eye Gouger))
  • Luis Oliva (Crust Punk (Eyes Gouged))
  • Charles Hardy (Boat Boy)
  • Marie-Michelle Garon (Fraught Mother Looking for Boat Boy)
  • Maev Beaty (Angel / Narrator)
  • Patrick Kwok-Choon (Orphan Hero)
  • Michael Gandolfini (Beau’s Son)
  • Théodore Pellerin (Beau’s Son)
  • Mike Taylor (Beau’s Son)
  • Luke Alexander James McPhail (Hero Beaus Young Son)
  • Ryan S. Hill (Hero Beaus Young Son)
  • Bentley Hughes (Hero Beaus Young Son)
  • Kwasi Songui (Orphan Ladybug Man)
  • Sylvain Landry (Orphan Man w/Mandolin)
  • Emmanuel Schwartz (Orphan Chorus Member)
  • Cat Lemieux (Orphan Chorus Member)
  • Lily Bird (Samanda)
  • Arthur Holden (Duncan / God on Cloud / Hero Beau’s Wife)
  • François Paquette (Yesekovs Body)
  • Alex Bisping (Orphan Production Designer)
  • Lucas Gosselin (Orphan Papa Boy)
  • Joe Cobden (News Correspondent (Brian Galloway))
  • Harry Standjofski (Superintendent / Catering Manager)
  • Anana Rydvald (Teen Elaines Mother)
  • Isabelle Brabant (Nurse)
  • Tarah Schwartz (News Anchor (BB Stab Man))
  • Barry Morgan (News Anchor (MW Obit))
  • David Mamet (Rabbi)
  • John Walsh (Hearse Driver)
  • Karim Bourara (Caterer)
  • Lee Villeneuve (Mona Henchman Who Throws Lawyer)
  • Geneviève Marin (Elaine Body Double)
  • Julien Fortin (Beaus Twin in Attic)
  • Luz Tercero (Mourning Woman)
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