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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), Nathan Frankowski (story) | 3 more credits »
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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
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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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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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I feel muddled and cheated
19 December 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young woman who has mood and addiction problems. She is helped by friends to stay clean, and subsequently they founded an organisation to help other young people.

"To Write Love on Her Arms" is not an easy film to watch or comment on, because it is a person's intensely personal journey. However, viewing it as a film, I found the plot rather difficult to understand. I don't understand why Renee is depressed and is on drugs to start with, leaving me confused for the rest of the film. Renee does not seem to have the big heart described in the plot summary immediately after her discharge from the detox centre. It was someone else who founded the charity organisation, and Renee is not even ready to deal with her own problems - let alone other people's problems. So I was left feeling muddled and cheated throughout the film.

Of course I have to say that it is great that Renee her friends are still running the charity organisation to help others, which shows that they are altruistic and compassionate. I just wish there is more of that portrayed in the film.


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3 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Orlando, Florida, USA See more »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)
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