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To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Fantasy | 3 March 2015 (USA)
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A drama centered around Renee Yohe and her battle with drugs, depression, and other life issues that ultimately leads to the founding of charity group To Write Love on Her Arms.


Nathan Frankowski


Kate King Lynch (screenplay), Nathan Frankowski (story) | 3 more credits »
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Kat Dennings ... Renee Yohe
Chad Michael Murray ... Jamie Tworkowski
Rupert Friend ... David McKenna
Mark Saul ... Dylan
Juliana Harkavy ... Jessie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis Antonio ... Jessie's Father (as Luis Antonio Howard)
Drayton Ball Drayton Ball ... Young Dylan
Tiffany Banks Tiffany Banks ... Student
Kaleigh Baugh Kaleigh Baugh ... Observer
Brad Benedict ... Beautiful Man
Rus Blackwell ... Conrad Willard
Corbin Bleu ... Mackey
Samantha Castro Samantha Castro ... Young Jessie
Katie Caulfield Katie Caulfield ... Choir Girl
Sri Charan Sri Charan ... Robert


The story follows 19-year-old Renee (Kat Dennings) who has always loved fairy tales: the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. But Renee's life is that of a darker tale: she's a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy balanced with harsh reality, the movie follows Renee on her courageous journey towards recovery. Written by Cid Swank

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Based on the True Story that started a Global Movement

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving addiction and disturbing behavior throughout, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Renee See more »

Filming Locations:

Orlando, Florida, USA See more »


Box Office


$3,400,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


While the movie was shot several locations in & around Orlando, many of the different "locations" were actually all shot at one location: a rented office space in the heart of the downtown Orlando business district.

The bedroom that Jessie & Renee' share (which was re-used later for a dream sequence), Jamie's office, Jamie's bedroom, the TWLOHA offices (both boardroom and bullpen), the night club, the different drug use apartments, parking lot (featured several times), Jamie's loft, the exterior of Jamie's loft, the "balcony" where the hot tub is (also shot on a parking garage rooftop about 1/2 mile away in a different scene), the alley(s) where Renee' runs away, much of the dream sequence, and several other "locations" all were shot at one location on Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando.

PS. The movie's production offices were also in the same building. See more »

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Wow. It's a MIRACLE!
8 April 2016 | by frownaroundSee all my reviews

Wow. That simple, hey? Just go sleep it off for a week. Then get into rehab. Seriously? You can't go to rehab until your clean? Ugh. I'm still trying to figure out why she was going through opiate withdrawal because of cocaine. But hey, get some sleep and distraction for a few days, chill in rehab then you're all set to help others with their life destroying turmoil. Anti-Drug propaganda created by people who know little to nothing about drugs or the millions upon millions of people who use them. Dumb. Most people who use drugs are not messed up. Non users just have no idea because most people who use drugs are just. like. them.

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