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Never Goin' Back (2018)

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Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent's due, they're about to get fired, and they're broke.


Augustine Frizzell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maia Mitchell ... Angela
Camila Morrone ... Jessie
Liz Cardenas ... Neighbor
Michelle Sherrill ... Prostitute
Julian Hilliard ... Boy at Diner
Jennifer Pilarcik Jennifer Pilarcik ... Mom at Diner
James LaBounty II James LaBounty II ... Noel (as James LaBounty)
Marcus M. Mauldin Marcus M. Mauldin ... Roderick (as Marcus Mauldin)
Atheena Frizzell Atheena Frizzell ... Crystal
Joel Allen ... Dustin
Kendal Smith Kendal Smith ... Tony
Matthew Holcomb ... Ryan
Kyle Mooney ... Brandon
Aristotle Abraham II ... Cedric
Max Hartman ... Officer Puddin' Face


Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts in love, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent's due, they're about to get fired, and they're broke. Now they've gotta avoid eviction, stay out of jail and get to the beach, no matter what.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content and language throughout, drug use and brief nudity - all involving teens.

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Did You Know?


A character claims someone is stealing her Playstation, but the system is clearly a Nintendo 64, complete with red controller. See more »


Neighbor: You all are dirty, dirty girls.
Angela: True dat.
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References Beaches (1988) See more »


How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
Written by Michael Bolton and Doug James
Performed by Michael Bolton
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User Reviews

Better than expected
14 February 2019 | by ivanaaaaaaaaaSee all my reviews

I really, really dislike what this movie represents - lack of respect for responsibilities and other people, no real accountability, etc. I felt anxious, irritated and/or uncomfortable for most of the movie, and I disliked the girls quite a bit. However, whether or not I like or agree with the topic and characters, I don't think it matters as much as the reaction they provoke. With that said, I think I was supposed to feel all those emotions, unless I could relate (I couldn't), so job well done.

The lack of sex and nudity (especially considering the type of movie) shows they were actually trying to tell a story, instead of using cheap tricks for shock value, so kudos for that as well.

The brother was my favorite character; he was so terrible and ridiculous, he had me cracking up throughout the movie. Kyle Mooney was funny, of course, playing the same character as always.

If you liked American Honey and Spring Breakers, give this one a shot. It's not as good, but I liked it a lot more than I expected (judging by the first 10-15 minutes).

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Release Date:

3 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,322, 5 August 2018

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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