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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.

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James Cox

Writer:

Dave Cole (as David Cole)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2013 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Sharing Relations See more »

Filming Locations:

Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

While Scott is talking in his room with Charlesabout Charles's worries about making his speech, the boom mic is reflected in the framed art's glass behind Scott. See more »

Quotes

Scott: Charles, I've spent the better half of the past 8 years in and out of hospitals.
Charles: Are you a doctor?
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Soundtracks

Precious Memories
Traditional
Arranged by Joe Purdy
Performed by Powers Boothe and Joe Purdy
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Great movie
19 August 2013 | by dumasbjSee all my reviews

Although it is classified as a "comedy" there is absolutely nothing funny in this movie. That being said, I enjoyed every minute of it. Ryan Phillipe is really good in this movie and so is the kid. The rest of the characters are somewhat irrelevant in my opinion. Without giving too much away, the ending where they're just sitting the two are sitting enjoying eachtohers company reminds me of my wife and I and really was a great moment. I recommend this movie to everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I watched this film on netflix and to be honest I am kind of used to watching crappy movies on there but today was definitely a pleasant surprise.


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