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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.

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Nathan Frankowski

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Kate King Lynch (screenplay by), Nathan Frankowski (story by) | 4 more credits »
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6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kat Dennings ... Renee Yohe
Chad Michael Murray ... Jamie Tworkowski
Rupert Friend ... David McKenna
Juliana Harkavy ... Jessie
Mark Saul ... Dylan
Corbin Bleu ... Mackey
Brian Patrick Clarke ... Tom Yohe
Whitney Goin ... Dena Yohe
Isabella Iannuzzi ... Young Renee
Will Peltz ... Sean
West DeLarosa West DeLarosa ... Michael
Juan Santos ... Michael's Father
J. LaRose ... Echo (as J LaRose)
Michael Sapp Michael Sapp ... Trappy
Rus Blackwell ... Conrad Willard
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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


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

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Trivia

The ex-wife of Chad Michael Murray, Sophia Bush is one of many celebrities who supports campaign. See more »

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Renee Yohe: I'm here because I had a drug problem; not prescription drug problem.
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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Well casted, and great storyline.
5 December 2014 | by ainslie-m-mitchellSee all my reviews

I felt like this movie was done very tastefully. It is a touchy subject to do a film with these types of mental health issues. Kat Dennings does an amazing job in this film. I've seen it twice now. You can't help but feel for her character. The supporting characters are great as well. It has a great storyline, and the ending is awesome. I felt they did it in the best way possible, and didn't make it look glamorous the way other movies tend to do. There isn't a moment where you have a dragging of the plot, and there is a fair share of super intense emotional scenes. This movie made me cry, and was just a movie you need to see. Especially if you or someone you know has struggled with anything that's in this movie or related.


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3 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Renee See more »

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Orlando, Florida, USA See more »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)
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