Being Charlie (2015)

Being Charlie (2015)

GENRESDrama,Romance
LANGEnglish,Hebrew
ACTOR
Nick RobinsonCommonCary ElwesDevon Bostick
DIRECTOR
Rob Reiner

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Being Charlie (2015) is a English,Hebrew movie. Rob Reiner has directed this movie. Nick Robinson,Common,Cary Elwes,Devon Bostick are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2015. Being Charlie (2015) is considered one of the best Drama,Romance movie in India and around the world.

Charlie is a troublesome 18-year-old who breaks out of a youth drug treatment clinic, but when he returns home to Los Angeles, he's given an intervention by his parents and forced to go to an adult rehab. There, he meets a beautiful but troubled girl, Eva, and is forced to battle with drugs, elusive love and divided parents.

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Being Charlie (2015) Reviews

  • To be or not to be

    cekadah2016-09-18

    And I wish Charlie 'not to be'. Oh, this flick is predictable and mostly boring! It has some good moments mostly within the first half hour but overall it's so been done before. The opening of the story is certainly an attention grabber with Charlie leaving that 'Christian rehab center and smashing the stain glass window! Then being given a ride with a woman suffering cancer. Something surely of substance is going to unfold before us -- no not at all. Charlie calls a friend and the friend takes him home to Bel-Air to his very wealthy family. From this point on everything about this story is so predictable. Who couldn't figure out the father would put his political career first and the mother would be the go between for father and 'druggy' son? Of course there's the on again off again doped-up girl for Charlie, his friend Adam who accepts Charlie for what he is (and by-the-way Adam is the only character in the whole move with a personality), and Charlie is on the street then off the street then on the street. The ultimate message here is that no one can change their life until they decide to do it themselves. This is symbolically shown when Charlie sweeps up the broken bottles at the beach house - his life at 18 years old is also a broken mess and it's time to clean it up. An hour and a half to get to the message everyone already knows. The end.

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  • Being Charlie

    Bmcine2015-09-21

    Whats not to like....Real world for a change..No Fluff...See it when ya can....Aside from all the cast giving all believable under the top performances the writing does a good job of blending high funny ha ha and low tragedy ..Drug problems embedding themselves in all families comes close to home here...Reiner both the older and younger collaborate on a film level and more importantly as a dad and son as it gets very close to home ..We the audience are allowed to observe from afar at times ..In . The rehab facilities one gets to see life from the inside out rather than peering in as outsiders...The writing takes us there..All in all get your popcorn ready ur in for a film that u will remember awhile from now..

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  • Great acting, writing and directing makes this less of a movie and more of an experience. I recommend this.

    cosmo_tiger2016-09-27

    "Acceptance is the first step to recovery." Charlie (Robinson) is a drug addict who has been in and out of rehab. After escaping from his current treatment clinic he returns home, only to fall back into his same routine. Now, given the choice between another try at rehab or going to jail Charlie attempts to turn his life around. What he finds is that rehab is easier than dealing with his famous father (Elwes) in the middle of his run for Governor. This is a very tough movie to watch, due to the actions of Charlie and his father. You are rooting for Charlie the entire time, and you really feel when he is faced with a choice and you feel the tenseness that he does. The movie makes you really feel the roller coaster of emotions that Charlie is on and that really adds to the involvement and impact of the movie. Overall, great acting, writing and directing makes this less of a movie and more of an experience. I recommend this. I give it a B+.

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  • More Irritating Than Enjoyable

    larrys32016-10-05

    This movie came across to me as quite the downer, and didn't seem at all to be a Rob Reiner directed film. Nick Robinson is believable as the defiant and sarcastic Charlie Mills. He's 18-years-old and a drug addict and has gone to one treatment facility after another, only gaining brief periods of sobriety. Nick is from a very well-to-do family with his father (Cary Elwes), a former movie star running for Governor of California. The bulk of the film will center on Nick's rehab attempts, as he continually flaunts and disregards the recovery program's and counselors recommendations, thinking he has all the answers. Unfortunately, it will take a tragedy to finally get his attention. There's lots of unlikable characters here, plenty of drug use, raw language, explicit sexual references, and some nudity. Overall, I had trouble caring about the characters here, and just found the movie to be more irritating than enjoyable.

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  • Why Isn't this Adam's Story?

    karen-loethen2016-11-14

    This is about Charlie, the guy who had too easy of a life and who blew it all on a life of drugs. I found Charlie to be impossible to sympathize with or to care about because his attitude is two-dimensional. On the other hand, his best friend, Adam, who supports him in every way, now that's a story. Now he's a person I want to know better. Devon Bosticks is impossible to look away from. No offense to Nick Robinson because he's good. (It's Nick's character that is less interesting.) Adam as a character is that friend that every one of us wants. Wants to be. And Eva? I couldn't care less. Her character is boring. ..... As for the film as a whole, worth a watch. The story is human.

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