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.
Motion Picture Rating
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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Also Known As:
Buscando un destino
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Opening Weekend: $689,091
(24 January 2014)
(21 February 2014)
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Did You Know?
In order to give an accurate portrayal, Vanessa Hudgens
burst blood vessels in her face while filming the scene in which Apple gives birth. See more
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 ...
To Build a Home
Written by Jason Swinscoe, Patrick Watson
, and Phil France
Performed by The Cinematic Orchestra
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