Being Charlie (2015)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Addiction Drama, Black Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Family Drama  |   Release Date - May 6, 2016 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Directed by Rob Reiner and co-written by his son Nick, Being Charlie centers on the eponymous 18-year-old (Nick Robinson) as he drifts in and out of rehab clinics for drug addiction, while his actor-turned-politician father (Cary Elwes) runs for governor of California. Charlie begins a relationship with fellow rehab patient Eva (Morgan Saylor) and the two attempt to get clean, but they find maintaining sobriety a constant struggle. Reiner's coming-of-age dramedy received its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

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addiction, coming-of-age, going-straight, rehabilitation [detox]