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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 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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Genres:

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

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

Travis: 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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Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Appropriate Cocktail Behavior
Written and performed by Sean Baker
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Why Isn't this Adam's Story?
14 November 2016 | by karen-loethenSee all my reviews

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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