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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 ... 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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Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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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 »


[last lines]
Charles: I don't know how a person is supposed to act when someone they love dies. I guess everyone reacts in different ways. I was lucky enough to know Uncle Scott for a grand total of four days, and here's how I would sum him up in three lines. He was a fire-bellied toad who took a chance and became a prince for a day.
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Not even close..
5 February 2013 | by roadstar06See all my reviews

This will be brief. The cast,with many quality proved works behind them can't be blamed for what is obviously a poorly directed, badly written and horrendously edited hack-job. The stunted and forced direction, film- school camera angles and poorly written dialogue are just too much to overcome for even this group of fine actors.

This had to be agony for the actors to sit through if there actually was a premiere, and the wasted storyline that could have been compelling or at the very least engaging was finished off by a lazy cable-network soundtrack and bad staging.

This could have been a very nice story. If this director ever gets another chance to do something like this he need to watch the last Hallmark Hall-of-Fame productions... they do this infinitely better.

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