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Self Medicated Reviews

November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 4, 2007
It's just horrible stuff.
September 1, 2007
It's a personal story that feels like it's been constructed from other movies.
Read More | Original Score: C-
August 31, 2007
It's just a little too simplistic and not a very compelling story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2007
Though the script and storytelling could have used more polish, Lapica's honesty provides the lasting impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2007
Lapica's lack of distance from his story is both the film's strength and its weakness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 31, 2007
Note to fledgling directors: when making a movie, you don't have to do everything yourself. In fact, you probably shouldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 31, 2007
Self-Medicated must have been cathartic for writer-director-producer-star Monty Lapica to make, but its therapeutic value for audiences is questionable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 31, 2007
On the basis of this film, Monty Lapica, at 24, has a career ahead of him as a director, an actor or both. He also has a life ahead of him, which the film does a great deal to make clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 31, 2007
The movie slides toward melodrama with some stale business about the hero spreading his late father's ashes and an embarrassing sequence in which a homeless man washes Lapica's car, delivers a benediction, and magically disappears.
August 31, 2007
Lapica's debut impresses with its strong, clear voice and desire to tell a very personal story not just of substance abuse but of that abuse's painful root cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 31, 2007
Monty Lapica's film about the self-destructive behavior of a 17-year-old suffers from severe dramatic droop.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2007
Self Medicated is that rare treat: a really good movie and, one hopes for Lapica, the start of something even bigger.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2007
Lapica isn't yet enough of a writer or director (or an actor) to make the dramatic arc unpredictable in any way. It may be effective for some as therapy. It is far less so as cinematic storytelling.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 30, 2007
As director, Lapica labors to affect a kind of stark, airless 'realism,' yet long before Andrew's eleventh-hour encounter with a saintly, homily-spouting homeless man, Self-Medicated reveals itself as a uniquely narcissistic fantasy.
March 14, 2007
Newcomer Monty Lapica makes an assured debut on both sides of the camera in Self-Medicated, a lightly fictionalized account of his drug-abusing high school years and attempted rehabilitation at a controversial treatment center.