Being Charlie (2016)


Critic Consensus: Being Charlie has wonderful intentions and a strong central performance, but an affecting true story gets lost in the script's surfeit of clichés.


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

Being Charlie Videos

Being Charlie Photos

Movie Info

Charlie Mills has just turned 18 and is running away from rehab--again. Returning home, he is shocked to learn that his father, a former film star currently running for Governor of California, has staged an intervention, with the goal of making Charlie address--and, hopefully, conquer--his substance abuse issues far from the harsh glare of the media. Reluctantly, Charlie enters a new adult facility where he meets a kindred spirit, Eva, and their budding romance looks like it might be an antidote to his strained relationship with a highly preoccupied father and overly indulgent mother. Will these two kids help each other or lead one another down yet another rabbit hole?

Watch it now


as Travis
Susan Misner
as Liseanne
Richard Sharrah
as Staffer Chris
Sila Agavale
as Speaker 1
Erik Aude
as Staffer Gregg
Catherine Griffiths Auger
as Election Party Attendee
Wren Barnes
as Funeral Attendee
Liz Chapman
as Election Party Attendee
Kami Christiansen
as College Student/Campaign P.
Jennifer McKenna Davis
as Party Attendee
Deborah Lee Douglas
as Feat News Reporter
Erin Empey-Baxter
as Recovering Alcoholic
Andy Fernuik
as Thaniel
Gerry Garcia
as Party Guest
Landon Hill
as Charlie's Friend
Paige Hunsaker
as Funeral Attendant
Amanda B. Jones
as Reporter 1
Angella Joy
as Adam's Mom
Joshua McLerran
as Recovering Alcoholic
Malinda Money
as Reporter #2
Jessica Marie Nichols
as College Student
Nicholas Pepe
as Funeral Attendee
Rachelle Price
as Election Party Attendee
Joe Simpson
as Paramedic #1
Paul Anthony Sonnier Jr.
as Funeral Attendee
Paul Anthony Sonnier Jr.
as Funeral Attendee
Christopher Glenn Wilson
as Funeral Attendant
View All

News & Interviews for Being Charlie

Critic Reviews for Being Charlie

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (17)

A well-crafted work that features a powerful performance by former child actor Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), Being Charlie is far too predictable, relying too often on all-too-familiar drug-story tropes.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Better remembered as the vehicle to healing for the family than a movie that made an impact.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There's something admirable about the fact that "Being Charlie" exists at all. It's a testament to Nick Reiner's survival. That doesn't mean it's a great movie.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

In the end, "Being Charlie" feels like a first draft of a story that's still in progress.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even as enlightenment occurs, Charlie is still mostly a guy you want to punch in the face.

May 12, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The result is a film so personal you watch transfixed, caught up in a life that is constantly enthralling, with a universal appeal that extends beyond the exclusive Hills of Beverly.

May 6, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Being Charlie

There are no featured reviews for Being Charlie at this time.

Being Charlie Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features