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To Write Love on Her Arms (2012)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Music | 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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Credited cast:
... Renee Yohe
... Jamie Tworkowski
... David McKenna
... Dylan
... Jessie
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... Jessie's Father (as Luis Antonio Howard)
Drayton Ball ... Young Dylan
Tiffany Banks ... Student
Kaleigh Baugh ... Observer
... Beautiful Man
... Conrad Willard
... Mackey
Samantha Castro ... Young Jessie
Katie Caulfield ... Choir Girl
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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Biography | Drama | Music

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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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$3,400,000 (estimated)
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A story about someone in need that overcomes great challenges
25 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

9 out of 10, what am I, crazy? Hear me out.

For one thing, the story alone is about someone going through a difficult time in their life that is able to overcome one of the hardest obstacles that most people cannot even imagine. This person, with there friends whom abandoned them originally, is able to recover from a difficult scenario.

Now for the rating. Often times you find directors often cutting the film so often its like staring into a strobe light on full blast. This film is not afraid to do long cuts and as a result draws you into the film as if you are experiencing it yourself.

Kat Dennings plays an amazing performance that has you feeling as if you are apart of everything and going through the same experiences as she is.

The visual effects in this movie are also note-worthy. It brings you back to your childhood where every static thing becomes a reality- moving, breathing, a life-hood of its own.

If you have never watched this movie, owe it to yourself and give it a go. Ignore the haters, watch it with an open mind, and you will find something about yourself in this film.


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