A troubled 17-year-old struggles to adjust to life after rehab.

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JJ
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Aunt Dot
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Dr. Charlie
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Bull
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Phyllis
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Bobby
Nathan Kiley ...
Benji
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Lizzie
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Uncle Ernie
Greg Sandquist ...
Officer Waters (as Gregory Sandquist)
Eddie Bo Smith Jr. ...
Recruiting Officer
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Anchorwoman Cindi
Larry Nash ...
Anchorman Bob
Jonah Marsh ...
AA Woman (as Jonah Lisa Marsh)
Stephen J. Rose ...
AA Man (as Stephen Rose)
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Locked away in a court-ordered drug rehab for six months, fragilely sober JJ White is finally back home, but with family and friends still financially stung from his drug-induced escapades, reactions are mixed and extreme over his return. Most crucial to his maintained recovery, however, is Aunt Dot's new $75,000 life insurance policy drawn up against JJ having a fatal relapse before his eighteenth birthday. With the temptation of money before them, wheels turn, loyalties shift, and clandestine alliances form to ensure that JJ and his new-found sobriety have a short lifespan. Written by statmanjeff

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Rated R for language, drug and alcohol content, and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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JJ: I've never been so drunk I couldn't drive. I've been so drunk I couldn't climb stairs; I've been so drunk I couldn't get my fly open and instead I tried to pee down my leg through the cuff; but, I've always been able to drive home afterwards. So, I'm pretty cooked... but it's a freeway. Who can fuck up a freeway? I mean you get on the ramp and off you go. But, then, the world's full of assholes and, sure enough, about six miles from my home I net one. He's driving north on the ...
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Lighter (than you have ever been)
Performed by Cell-flo featuring Mark Christenson
Written by Kevin Salem & Brian Kelly
Published by Van Rier Music & Edelweis Music
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An amazing movie that no one will see

This is one of those little movies that you leave just shaking your head thinking, `this is probably the best movie playing in this theatre right now, too bad no one will ever get to see it.' Personally, I just happened by it when my girlfriend convinced me to go to an Independent Film Festival. This has got to be the most independent film I have ever seen, I even got to ask the director the question, `what are you going to do to get this movie out there.'

Not all movies need a lot of money to tell a great and touching story. I was consumed by this tale of a 17-year-old boy struggling with alcohol addiction. His family is not just a bunch of stereotypes placed there to progress the story, they, along with everyone else, have the feeling of real people. You will not predict how this movie will end but, then again, you'll never get the chance to watch it.


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