Being Charlie

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Rob Reiner
Production: Castle Rock Entertainment
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Charlie, why don't you tell us

what you want to thank god for,

and close your eyes

and make a wish.

Six months of sobriety?

Nothing you want to say?


You look like you came

from a funeral.

Close. A birthday.

Heh. That's dark, man.

Where you headed?

Los Angeles.

I can take you to a bus station,

but I got to drop her off first.

Is this cool?

Yeah. This point,

won't make a difference.

All right.

What's wrong with her?

Besides her general disposition,

it's cancer.

Let me get you

in your chair, ma.

There you go.

Hey, uh,

think I could use your phone?



I'll be right back.

There we go.

I'll get your shows on, eh?

Hi. We're not home.

- Leave a message.

Hey. Um...

It's me.

I'm coming home.

Just wanted to let you know

that I'm okay,


I think things are gonna be

different this time, so...


Okay, bye.

Hello, America, and welcome

to "fact or fiction?"

I'm your host...

Hey, man,

mind if I use your bathroom?

Yeah, go ahead.

Just down the hall to the left.


- You still with us?

- Yeah, man.

- Yeah.

- Can I get a smoke?


What are those?


Nah, the pills, man.

Oh. I...

I got my wisdom teeth out.


What you working with, percs?

Nah. I switched

the labels around,

I'm not...

let me see those.

Yeah. Yeah, man, these are...

ah, let me see those!

My mother's oxys?

- - What the f*ck, man!


What else you take?

Nothing, man. I... just those.

Get the f*ck out of here!

Get out of here!


Your phone.

Adam, your phone is ringing.

What are you doing?

You have, like,

three missed calls.

What are you,

my fucking secretary?

Who do you know from Utah?

No one.

Shit. Charlie.

Have to go.


What about your parents?

Ah, don't worry about them.

You're just gonna

leave all this out here?

Yeah. They don't come

up here anyway.

All right.

Just don't do any

while I'm gone.

There he is.

- Hey, man.

- Ahh.

It's good to see you.

Oh, god.

Thanks for getting me.

You kidding?

I can't get enough of barstow.

So who you been

hanging out with?

No one, really.

Just been...

Spending a lot of time

with this girl.

Actually it's Stacey.


Stacey Chapman?


why would you ever hang out

with Stacey Chapman?

She's a fucking train...

holy shit.

- Right?

- Wow.

She really changed.

- She's blossomed.

- Yeah.

What about you?

Me? Ah, glad you asked.

What do you think? Hmm?

- She's a beaut, right?

- Yeah.

Yeah. She really

listens to me, too.

So how's Tyler, man?

I miss that motherfucker.

Started at umich.


How's Jackson?


Lot better

than the last time you saw him.

What a fucking night, huh?

I think he...

Went to Stanford, but he

dropped out or something.

I don't know. But, hey,

I'm still here.

Fucking barstow.

I guess we're

just gonna have to improvise.

- Nah, man.

- Come on.

- I'm not doing it.

- Come on.

- The beat's dropping, baby.

- I'm not doing it.

- I'm not. I'm not gonna...

Aaron Carter.

- Yeah.

- Okay.

I boxed myself in

with "smarter."

Maybe you should hit up

some open mics again.

Gotta have some great material

from all those places.

Ah, maybe.

Guess they forgot

the "welcome home" banner.

It's gonna be okay.



I mean, it's gotta be.

I mean, I'm 18, and...

They can't

just throw me out, so...

We're just gonna...

we're just

gonna have to hash it out.

You want me to come in with you?


Yeah, you can say a quick hi.

Do I smell like weed?

- No.

- I think I smell like weed.




- Hey.

- Hi.

- Hey.

- Hi.

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