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Gimme Shelter (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 29 October 2014 (France)
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A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her stepmother and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.

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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 MAriyah

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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. | See all certifications »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$689,091 (USA) (24 January 2014)

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$1,359,563 (USA) (21 February 2014)
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Gina Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens' mother, made a cameo on the background at the church scene. See more »

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June Bailey: You got people asking all types of questions coming around my place, looking around. You crazy? Huh? She said you carrying a baby? And I gotta hear about it from a stranger? That's nice. That's real nice, humiliate me like that. What's wrong with you? No, no, come on. Why you think I'm here, huh? State's going to take care of us. You, me and baby, that makes three. That means when that baby comes out, they're gonna be paying us more money. Yo, we got another chance, all right? We're gonna be a ...
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Referenced in On Cinema: 'I, Frankenstein and 'Gimme Shelter' (2014) See more »

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well done
8 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i was expecting a tear-jerker and i got one.

the movie follows 16yr old Apple on her journey to find hope and peace and she finds it in an unlikely place. Vanessa Hudgens' portrayal of Apple was tender and touching and over-the-top at times but still very moving - and believable. Rosario Dawson appeared in a way i've never seen, not just physically, but so emotionally disturbing i felt a visceral reaction when she was on screen. Brendan Fraser was heartbreakingly good in this. when I thought I would dislike his character, I actually ended up loving him. the rare glimpse of James Earl Jones was like a balm in this emotional whirlwind. everyone played so well.

i went to see this with mom and girlfriends. i recommend it highly for girls' nights out or group bonding of any kind. it is a special film about a special group of people in our world. well done.


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