Lyle Jensen is subject to sudden and violent outbursts, and he is committed to the juvenile wing of the Northwood Mental Institution. Several other youths are there with a variety of ... See full summary »
A 'boy meets girl' romance that quickly turns into a twisted thriller. Dori, a sexy siren, traps Norman, a slick New York businessman, and forces him to live through a year of holidays to ... See full summary »
Lindsay Rose Binder,
In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship.
There is a thin line between money and loyalty. Thomas Skepphult runs an investment company, and is arrested for the murder of his business partner when his fingerprint is found on the ... See full summary »
Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew's life is spiraling out of control. Unable to cope with the loss of his father, Andrew's descent into drugs and violence is gaining momentum, and the once promising young man is now headed for self-destruction. Andrew's mother, helpless to control her son and fighting an addiction of her own, refuses to watch idly as her only child destroys himself. As a last resort, she hires a private company to forcibly kidnap and confine him in a locked-down and corrupt psychiatric hospital. As Andrew is subjected to the secret physical and emotional abuses of the program, something inside him is re-awakened. He must somehow get free to save what's left of his life, but to do that, he knows he must first face his own demons head-on. Written by
The scenes that take place in "Brightway Adolescent Hospital" were shot in a functioning state mental hospital. See more »
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and he will direct your path."
You got a Bible verse memorized for it and everything, huh?
Here's another one you ought to hear: "It's better to put it in the belly of a whore than on the ground."
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It's hard to believe that "Self-Medicated" was created by a director with no prior experience other than film school. This story makes you pull out your hair rooting for the hero, Andrew, to "get his act together." Yet his personal pain is a bigger hurdle than any IQ test, school exam or police barricade. Watching it, I was taken on his ride and hoping for any resolution that would make him come clean; he does, thankfully, come around, through a 'Frank Capra-style' encounter with a stranger. Drug abuse, denial and repression is an important topic for parents and children; this film faces it with truth and tears. Watching what other stories Monty Lapica tells in his career will be exciting.
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