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Guidance (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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Guidance is a movie starring David Alexander, Don Allison, and Minjin Altansukh. Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counsellor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible.

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... Desmond (as David Wontner)
Don Allison ... Doctor
Minjin Altansukh ... Friend
... Lisa
... Jabrielle
Alastair Forbes ... Glen
... Mrs. Schlitz
... Principal Newman
... John
Allison Hossack ... Ginny
... Brenda
... Waiter
... Teen Boy #2
... Ginnys husband
... Officer Stockwell
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Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counsellor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible.

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This high school guidance counsellor exists in the space between caring too much... and not giving a f**k See more »

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Pat Mills, the writer, producer, and star, was also a child actor. See more »

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When David and Gabrielle go on the hold-up spree, they are driving a late-model Ford Focus. When they stop by the side of the road for him to use the bathroom, they are driving an earlier model Ford Focus, and the yellows are different shades. See more »

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Hand Over My Heart
Performed by Diamond Rings
Written by John O'Regan & John Gregory
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Group and Secret City Records
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Sweet little comdrom !
6 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

As the description states this story is about a former male child star who as an adult has become the classic 'boozing, drug-addled former child star looser'. To get his act together and keep his apartment he must find a job. And due to circumstance at the local high school he scores a job as a high school guidance counselor, for which he is totally unprepared outside of interviewing for the position.

After numerous failures as a 'qualified' counselor he decides the best way to help the students in need of guidance is to just encourage them to be exactly who they are! But be the best at it. In doing this he becomes very popular with the students and very unpopular with the resentful fellow staff teachers. When one teacher discovers the guidance counselor's past, he begins to make trouble for the successful counselor. And here is where the movie begins to get both serious and funny.

"Guidance" is a delightful little story with numerous characters you will both hate and characters you will love. The performances are spot on and the storyline rolls along without any boring uninteresting scenes. And please stay with it through the end credits because there is more!


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