Self Medicated (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Self Medicated (2006)



Critic 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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Diane Venora
as Louise Eriksen
Michael Bowen
as Dan Jones
Michael Mantell
as Dr. Reinholtz
Shane Stuart
as Seth Calenes
Noah Segan
as Trevor
Monty Lapica
as Andrew Eriksen
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Critic Reviews for Self Medicated

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

It's just horrible stuff.

September 4, 2007

It's a personal story that feels like it's been constructed from other movies.

September 1, 2007 | Rating: C-
Top Critic

It's just a little too simplistic and not a very compelling story.

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

Though the script and storytelling could have used more polish, Lapica's honesty provides the lasting impression.

August 31, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Lapica's lack of distance from his story is both the film's strength and its weakness.

August 31, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4
Top Critic

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

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

Audience Reviews for Self Medicated

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 Kern
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