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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
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »





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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The soda machine in the restaurant has the brand names of sodas crossed out for obvious legal reasons, but it's still blatantly obvious what sodas they contain - the red and white Coca-Cola logo being quite obvious even with the name covered up. See more »


Jessie: No, you wanna know what's stupid? Not being able to use the goddamn bathroom for two days because you're in *fucking* jail.
Jessie: Hey, you didn't go yet?
Angela: No, I told you I couldn't.
Angela: I thought you went last night.
Jessie: There's no privacy in that place. You know that?
Angela: Dude, that's not healthy.
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References Happiness (1998) 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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A joyful, stupidly entertaining slice of life gem from the perspective of people the system has left behind.
16 November 2018 | by anthony-d-kellySee all my reviews

Never Goin' Back is a raunchy, ridiculous, and wildly entertaining film from top to bottom. The pace is fleet, the characters are fun, and the writer/director was able to capture a lightning in a bottle slice of life (for stupid people) on par with the greats. Think 'Tangerine'. Getting it even closer to its comparison, the audience isn't begged to love these two dummies, but it's impossible not to. For all their hare brained ideas and bucket pooping, the inescapable fact is that these are two nearly homeless 16 year old girls with apparently no parents, no direction, no safety net. They've truly slipped through the cracks of the system and have to make or find everything they have; money, rent, furniture, and most importantly joy. I love this film.

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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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