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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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$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,359,563 (USA) (21 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 »

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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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22 January 2014 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

I have never seen Vanessa before but after watching Gimme Shelter I am a fan. This was a very hard movie to watch all the actors did a great Job on making feel so real. There was not one angle or part where I thought this moving was lacking something. Everyone involved did a great job. I was on the edge of my seat and filled with emotion the whole time. I would say Vanessa is Oscar worthy but really I think she did better then any Oscar winner and its not good enough for her or the movie. The movie grabbed me within the first ten minuets never leaving me with a dull moment. I would like to see more true stories like this and I am looking forward to Vanessa's next film.


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