16 year old street-wise Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) has never had an easy life. Her mother, June Bailey (Rosario Dawson), is an addict and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 when he got Apple's mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), to take her in. In the few days under her father's care, she learns she's become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father's home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she is carrying. Apple runs away again, and is eventually taken under the wing of Father ... Written by
Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family.
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving mistreatment, some drug content, violence and language - all concerning teens.
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29 October 2014 (France)
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Opening Weekend USA: $689,091,
26 January 2014, Limited Release
Gross USA: $1,359,563, 23 February 2014
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Brendan Fraser & James Earl Jones donated their salaries from this film to the real life shelter it is based on. See more
Agnes 'Apple' Bailey
When I was eight, I was taken away from my mother when she was arrested for drugs. By the time I was 12, I was in my 10th foster home... I was too scared to even open up my own mouth. I ran away. I went to try to find my mother and try to stay with her for a while. Things got real bad and I had to go and all that time, that letter was the only thing I ever got from you. Now I'm just asking you for a little time because I am done being passed off as someone's case number. I want out of the ...
To Build a Home
Written by Jason Swinscoe, Patrick Watson
, and Phil France
Performed by The Cinematic Orchestra
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