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Straight A's (2013)

Pressured by his deceased mother's ghost to return home to the family he abandoned, a former addict grabs a bag of pills and a sack of marijuana and hits the road to Louisiana.

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William
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Gracie
Amparo Garcia-Crow ...
Louisa
Augustin Solis ...
Carlos
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Mother
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Father
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Dana
James Carrol ...
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Jason
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Nikki / Craps Table Girl #1
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Holly / Craps Table Girl #2
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Carla / Craps Table Girl #3
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Storyline

Years ago, Scott left common lover Katherine at the altar to become a hedonistic junkie. She married his brother William, a successful Louisiana workaholic, who sired a daughter but probably not bright nerd son Charles and is serially adulterous on his many business trips. Now Scott returns on horseback, having lost his drivers permit, inviting himself and proving a popular, yet unreliable uncle for Charles. Making up with father is impossible due to Alzheimer. As Scott keeps surprising his family, his sad secret emerges. Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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18 July 2013 (Portugal)  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Final film of Powers Boothe. See more »

Goofs

While Scott is talking in his room with Charlesabout Charles's worries about making his speech, the boom mic is reflected in the framed art's glass behind Scott. See more »

Quotes

Maria: You know you shouldn't smoke.
Scott: Hell, cigarettes are the least of my problems.
Maria: Yeah, what's your worst?
Scott: My mouth.
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Got a Lover
(uncredited)
Written by Megan Chesnutt
[Played during the conversation at the swimming pool]
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Excellent movie
19 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie with a grain of salt, due to all the negative reviews here on IMDb. I was expecting nothing and just killin' some time.

I had to come back to the reviews here to double check that the negative reviews were actually for this movie.

This was an excellent movie. The story is superb, like a really good short story I didn't notice the time and it was over before I realized it.

I don't know if people were expecting something like True Blood or maybe reacting to some of the character's behaviors they didn't like or what. But let me tell you what, this is one well made, well acted and well directed movie. The filming and "artful" effects are done in just enough of a way that really tied it together as well.

I was genuinely surprised that I had not heard of this movie before. I just came across it on Netflix at random.

My conclusion is: it is a very interesting story that I found to be far more real and interesting than the last 30 big Hollywood movies I have seen... Maybe more.


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