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
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 »
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 »
You can't worry about other people, especially other addicts. Getting sober is a selfish thing, because getting high was selfish.
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This is about Charlie, the guy who had too easy of a life and who blew it all on a life of drugs. I found Charlie to be impossible to sympathize with or to care about because his attitude is two-dimensional. On the other hand, his best friend, Adam, who supports him in every way, now that's a story. Now he's a person I want to know better. Devon Bosticks is impossible to look away from. No offense to Nick Robinson because he's good. (It's Nick's character that is less interesting.) Adam as a character is that friend that every one of us wants. Wants to be. And Eva? I couldn't care less. Her character is boring. ..... As for the film as a whole, worth a watch. The story is human.
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