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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 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 ... 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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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: Dude, this is not some slutty sorority, okay? You don't just fall asleep with a boner and wake up work a girl on top of you.
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Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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You Never Had To Fall In Love With You
Written by Gene Casey
Performed by Gene Casey and The Lone Sharks
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More Irritating Than Enjoyable
5 October 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

This movie came across to me as quite the downer, and didn't seem at all to be a Rob Reiner directed film. Nick Robinson is believable as the defiant and sarcastic Charlie Mills. He's 18-years-old and a drug addict and has gone to one treatment facility after another, only gaining brief periods of sobriety.

Nick is from a very well-to-do family with his father (Cary Elwes), a former movie star running for Governor of California. The bulk of the film will center on Nick's rehab attempts, as he continually flaunts and disregards the recovery program's and counselors recommendations, thinking he has all the answers. Unfortunately, it will take a tragedy to finally get his attention.

There's lots of unlikable characters here, plenty of drug use, raw language, explicit sexual references, and some nudity.

Overall, I had trouble caring about the characters here, and just found the movie to be more irritating than enjoyable.


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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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1.85 : 1
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