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Being Charlie (2015)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 May 2016 (USA)
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A would-be governor's addicted son goes down the long, rough road of rehab, fighting against recovery every inch of the way.

Director:

Rob Reiner

Writers:

Nick Reiner (screenplay), Matt Elisofon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Robinson ... Charlie Mills
Morgan Saylor ... Eva
Devon Bostick ... Adam
Susan Misner ... Liseanne Mills
Ricardo Chavira ... Drake
Common ... Travis
Cary Elwes ... David Mills
Christy Summerhays ... Female Staffer
Erik Aude ... Staffer #1
Richard Sharrah ... Staffer #2
Charles Halford ... Harry
Aubrey Reynolds ... Stacey Chapman
Christopher Robin Miller ... Gale
David H. Stevens ... Paul
Zach Grant Zach Grant ... Jimmy
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Storyline

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 Unknown

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, sexuality/nudity, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jimmy: Hey, I never sucked dick.
Charlie Mills: [startled] Good for you.
Jimmy: Some guy did blow me once, though. What? It was for some H.
Charlie Mills: Some guy sucked your dick for heroin?
Jimmy: Sure. Why is it such a big deal? I'm not gay. I was desperate.
Charlie Mills: But... you gave some guy heroin to suck YOUR dick, so technically speaking...
Jimmy: Wait. No, no, no, no. He gave ME the H. I was jonesing.
Charlie Mills: Oh. Wait. That doesn't make any sense.
Jimmy: It was a fucked up time. I'm not proud of it.
Charlie Mills: Hold... but wait, wait, hold on, hold on. Some guy gave YOU heroin to suck ...
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Connections

References Baywatch (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Charlie's Freestyle
Written by Nick Reiner and Matt Elisofon
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Deep and enjoyable
12 February 2018 | by drakerodgersSee all my reviews

A great movie with deep moments and amazing acting especially by Nick Robinson.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

6 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Being Charlie See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,872, 8 May 2016

Gross USA:

$30,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,964
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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