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Straight A's (2013)

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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.


James Cox


Dave Cole (as David Cole)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Phillippe ... Scott
Anna Paquin ... Katherine
Luke Wilson ... William
Riley Thomas Stewart ... Charles
Ursula Parker ... Gracie
Amparo Garcia-Crow Amparo Garcia-Crow ... Louisa
Augustin Solis Augustin Solis ... Carlos
Tess Harper ... Mother
Powers Boothe ... Father
Christa Campbell ... Dana
James Carrol James Carrol ... Executive
Josh Meyers ... Jason
Kristen Williams ... Nikki / Craps Table Girl #1
Jon Mack ... Holly / Craps Table Girl #2
Simona Williams Simona Williams ... Carla / Craps Table Girl #3


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


The movie is said to be set in Louisiana, but William (Luke Wilson) says (while on a business trip), "When I get back to Dallas, I'm leaving my wife." See more »


When Katherine (Anna Paquin) picks up her phone after making dinner and setting the table she gets a text from her husband William (Luke Wilson) "Just closed Deal. Missed last flight. Be home tomorrow." According to the movie it is supposed to be Thursday and the kids are in school already, but the date on her phone says, Saturday, August 27th. See more »


Scott: [about pet frog] So what happened here?
Charles: Sampson passed away.
Scott: Oh, I'm sorry. That really sucks. How'd it happened?
Charles: I'm in the middle of an investigation. Could be foul play.
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Mostly a Toad with Little Fire in the Belly
28 March 2013 | by in1984See all my reviews

Not even a hero riding in high on a horse can defeat this toad. There are traces of a smart idea behind this film, and the quality of cast indicates they managed to convince a few significant princes and princesses. Unfortunately, they all seem stuck inside the belly of a template Hollywood family film.

Despite the title and the importance of a couple lively kid actors, the straight A student and school aspect is just a subplot seemingly forced in, a distraction from the main focus of the film, which is the adults.

This review may be a little too harsh. I don't live in the Texas/Louisiana area where the film takes place, and it may be it's intended for that region specifically. It's definitely more educational than a Texas/Louisiana school, so it may seem like a revelation for parents and children alike in that area.

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Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Portugal) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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