Self Medicated

Critics Consensus

Self-Medicated features some nice performances, but is too sentimental and unfocused to be a truly compelling film.



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Monty Lapica's drama Self-Medicated tells the story of a 17-year-old boy who is having a very difficult time dealing with the grief he experiences after his father dies. After the boy slides into a wicked drug addiction, as well as legal problems, his mother reaches the end of her tether and has her son admitted to an adolescent hospital designed to force him into confronting his issues. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Self Medicated

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

  • It's just horrible stuff.

    Sep 4, 2007
  • It's a personal story that feels like it's been constructed from other movies.

    Sep 1, 2007 | Rating: C-

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • It's just a little too simplistic and not a very compelling story.

    Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

    Ted Fry

    Seattle Times
    Top Critic
  • Though the script and storytelling could have used more polish, Lapica's honesty provides the lasting impression.

    Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Lapica's lack of distance from his story is both the film's strength and its weakness.

    Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4

    Jan Stuart

    Top Critic
  • Note to fledgling directors: when making a movie, you don't have to do everything yourself. In fact, you probably shouldn't.

    Aug 31, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Self Medicated

  • Jan 25, 2008
    I thought the people at the rehab were trying to help the kid with a little bit of tough love. He was a total manipulator and drug addict.
    Ida K Super Reviewer

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