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Being Charlie (2015)

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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 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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

6 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Being Charlie - Zurück ins Leben 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$11,872, 8 May 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cary Elwes plays David in this film, directed by Rob Reiner. The actor played Westley in Rob Reiner's "The Princess Bride." 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

Adam: Why is the glass always half-fuckin'-shattered with you?
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Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Street Joy
Written by James Petralli, Joshua Block, Steve Terebecki, Austin Jenkins
Performed by White Denim
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Great acting, writing and directing makes this less of a movie and more of an experience. I recommend this.
27 September 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Acceptance is the first step to recovery." Charlie (Robinson) is a drug addict who has been in and out of rehab. After escaping from his current treatment clinic he returns home, only to fall back into his same routine. Now, given the choice between another try at rehab or going to jail Charlie attempts to turn his life around. What he finds is that rehab is easier than dealing with his famous father (Elwes) in the middle of his run for Governor. This is a very tough movie to watch, due to the actions of Charlie and his father. You are rooting for Charlie the entire time, and you really feel when he is faced with a choice and you feel the tenseness that he does. The movie makes you really feel the roller coaster of emotions that Charlie is on and that really adds to the involvement and impact of the movie. Overall, great acting, writing and directing makes this less of a movie and more of an experience. I recommend this. I give it a B+.


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