Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but troubled girl, Eva, and is forced to battle with drugs, elusive love and divided parents.Written by
Rob Reiner said in Marc Maron's podcast interview that this is the most personal film he has directed about his son. Reiner's son, Nick, battled with drug addiction a decade ago, and Nick Reiner cowrote the screenplay. See more »
Travis the counselor tells Charlie he spent two years in County Jail. By law the maximum time you can spend in County Jail is 364 days. Any sentence beyond that gets you sent to prison. See more »
All right, go ahead. Go... go do what you always do. Go shoot up, prove everyone right. With no money, what are you gonna do, huh, go down to skid row, wave your virgin asshole around?
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This movie came across to me as quite the downer, and didn't seem at all to be a Rob Reiner directed film. Nick Robinson is believable as the defiant and sarcastic Charlie Mills. He's 18-years-old and a drug addict and has gone to one treatment facility after another, only gaining brief periods of sobriety.
Nick is from a very well-to-do family with his father (Cary Elwes), a former movie star running for Governor of California. The bulk of the film will center on Nick's rehab attempts, as he continually flaunts and disregards the recovery program's and counselors recommendations, thinking he has all the answers. Unfortunately, it will take a tragedy to finally get his attention.
There's lots of unlikable characters here, plenty of drug use, raw language, explicit sexual references, and some nudity.
Overall, I had trouble caring about the characters here, and just found the movie to be more irritating than enjoyable.
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