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Being Charlie (2016)

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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?

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Cast

Common
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
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All Critics (41) | 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…

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