MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,602 this week

Self Medicated (2005)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  June 2005 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 788 users   Metascore: 51/100
Reviews: 60 user | 38 critic | 16 from Metacritic.com

A pill-popping mom has her drug-abusing teen son abducted into a private intervention facility that means well.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $19.99 on Amazon Instant Video

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 17 Jun 2011
 
a list of 269 titles
created 19 Dec 2012
 
a list of 143 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Self Medicated" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Self Medicated (2005)

Self Medicated (2005) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Self Medicated.
25 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

An overprotective mother tries to stop her son's budding relationship with a flirtatious young divorcée.

Director: John Daly
Stars: Margot Kidder, Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen
Waterborne (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three sets of area residents band together after a terrorist attack against L.A.'s water supply.

Director: Ben Rekhi
Stars: Christopher Masterson, Jake Muxworthy, Jon Gries
Still Green (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The summer of their senior year, ten best friends rent a beach house for one last week before separating for college. A tragic accident in the ocean changes and tests their friendship. In ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Artigo
Stars: Sarah Jones, Ryan Kelley, Douglas Spain
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The Visitation reveals a small town torn apart by supernatural events involving a mysterious stranger and his unsolved past.

Director: Robby Henson
Stars: Martin Donovan, Edward Furlong, Kelly Lynch
Redeemer (2014)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A former hit-man for a drug cartel becomes a vigilante to pay for his sins and find redemption.

Director: Ernesto Díaz Espinoza
Stars: Noah Segan, Marko Zaror, Loreto Aravena
Adam & Steve (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

Director: Craig Chester
Stars: Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey
Undocumented (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A documentary crew accompany a group of illegal immigrants crossing the Border, but their plans run afoul when they are captured by a gang of sadistic radicals in New Mexico.

Director: Chris Peckover
Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Alona Tal, Yancey Arias
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A mousy librarian inherits her father's beloved but failing old movie house. In order to save the family business she discovers her inner serial killer - and a legion of rabid gore fans - ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Grannell
Stars: Jack Donner, Mikayla Rosario, Robin Calvert
The Fourth (2008)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A thriller about the dark and dangerous secrets shared by a 12 year old boy, his new teacher and the school principal, a catholic priest. Months after the death of his father, Simon (12) ... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Torres Gil
Stars: Manuel Bautista, Claudia Cadavid, Gavo Figueira
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.

Director: Rodger Grossman
Stars: Shane West, Bijou Phillips, Rick Gonzalez
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

In 1945 a group of victorious American officers discover a stash of German jewels and try to fence them in New York.

Director: Paul Breuls
Stars: Billy Zane, Lyne Renee, Michael Bowen
Hot (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Love, sacrifice and sexual slavery rip apart two friends as their morality is tested in a virus ravaged Los Angeles.

Director: Victor Warren
Stars: Meghan Aruffo, Steve Bean, Caroline Carrigan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Andrew Eriksen
...
Louise Eriksen
...
Dan Jones
...
Keith
...
Nicole
...
Aaron
...
Seth Calenes
Richard Weisner ...
Mikey (as Richie Weisner)
...
Gabe
...
Dr. Reinholtz
...
Kawa (as Olo Alailima)
...
Tori
...
Steve
Glenndon Chatman ...
John
...
Trevor
Edit

Storyline

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 ThinkFilm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for substance abuse, language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

June 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Own Demon  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$60,168 (USA) (31 August 2007)

Gross:

$98,830 (USA) (21 September 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brightway Adolescent Hospital, upon which part of the story is based, was shut down after a government investigation. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Eriksen: What the hell's "conspiracy to escape?"
Dan Jones: Hey, watch it, mister! Huh? H-E double hockey sticks - that's a curse word. Now I want you to write 500 words on the deleterious effects of profanity.
See more »

Connections

Edited into The Making of Self-Medicated (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Without exaggeration, one of the best films I have ever seen
24 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Without exaggeration, this was one of the best films I have ever seen, and I will tell you why.

The film had heart. In many ways it was better than Good Will Hunting. What Andrew experienced is what most kids go through. Everyone, at one time or another, loses themselves in something. Life is about coming out of that hole, being sorry and doing what you know is right. Somehow this experience reinvigorates a person to change in a positive way.

The redemption scenes perfectly depicted what it means to cry out. This was done with tremendous humor, insight and adventure. Usually films with this much meaning are too deep for the masses. I know this struck the perfect balance and would appeal to just about everyone.

In my opinion it is close to the best movie I have ever seen, and that is because it so closely mirrored my life, with the friends, the parties, the humor and most importantly coming to a place of positive change. Now I can look back on those days and laugh because I am not that "Self-Medicated" person any more, yet I now have that high from living right as this film puts it.

This film has many incredible messages, most of all that by staying open and doing the right thing, one can go on to be the best they can be.

There is no reason why this film should not be the independent film of the year.


57 of 68 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Absolutely Terrible findcline
Amazing Film!!! jjillian28
this actor's supposed to be in high school? LOL greymannn
Release Date? leo702
Director's arrogance bryntilly
trailer music yorkielover122
Discuss Self Medicated (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?