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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 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 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

Gross USA:

$30,400

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,964
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Charlie Mills: Besides, I should probably save my virgin asshole for that special someone, right? Someone who, uh, you know, loves me for me, right?
Adam: [brightly joking] I could be that guy!
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References The Notebook (2004) See more »

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Somebody Was Watching Over Me
Written by Brenda Burns
Performed by Roebuck 'Pops' Staples (as Pop Staples)
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A journey from from one rehab centre to another!
4 December 2016 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

There are some films from this director I liked, I consider them my favourites, but this is an average film. I always like his film story lines and characters, something better than what other filmmakers fails to do. This is another interesting theme and this time it was about the drug addiction. The story of a guy named Charlie, who just turned 18 and being released from a rehab camp for underage people. But his father who runs for the governor wants him to go for adult's rehab right away. He does not want to, but after no other option, he joins and meets a troubled girl Eva. A little romance blooms and followed by how it all ends bring a full stop to the narration.

Looks a good theme, but the purpose was confusing. Of course, the drugs related issues, especially the film focused on the road of recovery from such addition. But it stayed more real than cinematic twists and turns. One way you will know how it all ends, but some of the characters were unpredictable. The end was good, concludes with a little message. Nick Robinson was really great. Initially I thought it was Jack O'Connell's film, mistook Nick Roinson as him from the poster. Lacks depth in narration, but really a nice film. At least you should watch it for Rob Reiner, if you're not convinced enough.

6/10


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