Being Charlie

May 2nd, 2016


Being Charlie

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Release Year: 2015

Rating: 7.8/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Rob Reiner

Stars: Nick Robinson, Common, Cary Elwes

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.

Writers: Matt Elisofon, Nick Reiner, Nick Robinson, Common, Cary Elwes, Nick Robinson, Common, Cary Elwes, Devon Bostick, Morgan Saylor, Susan Misner, Ricardo Chavira, Jared Shipley, Christopher Robin Miller, Austin R. Grant, Richard Sharrah, Sila Agavale, Erik Aude, Catherine Griffiths Auger, Wren Barnes, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nick Robinson - Charlie
Common - Travis
Cary Elwes - David
Devon Bostick - Adam
Morgan Saylor - Eva
Susan Misner - Liseanne
Ricardo Chavira - Drake
Jared Shipley - Jared
Christopher Robin Miller - Gale
Austin R. Grant - Corey
Richard Sharrah - Staffer Chris
Sila Agavale - Speaker 1
Erik Aude - Staffer Gregg
Catherine Griffiths Auger - Election Party Attendee
Wren Barnes - Funeral Attendee

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2015

Filming Locations: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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User Review


Rating: 7/10

The movie was a good attempt at a first feature film. After viewing it at TIFF and listening to the writers speak afterwords they clearly stated that Rob Reiner had a lot of influence in ironing out the kinks with the script. but obviously he liked something to start with. With experience I am sure that the two youngsters Nick Reiner, Matt Elisofon will get better at it. It did have some very memorable scenes and lines.

I enjoyed the message and the movie was not just funny or just dark based on the topic. It had a good mix of drama and comedy. I enjoyed it and will be looking for the next film that comes out from these guys.


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