Being Charlie

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Being Charlie
Being Charlie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Rob Reiner
Produced by Stephanie Rennie
Simon Goldberg
Rob Reiner
Johnson Chan
Screenplay by Nick Reiner
Matt Elisofon
Starring Nick Robinson
Morgan Saylor
Devon Bostick
Susan Misner
Ricardo Chavira
Cary Elwes
Music by Chris Bacon
Cinematography Barry Markowitz
Edited by Bob Joyce
Jorva Entertainment Productions
Defiant Pictures
Castle Rock Entertainment
Distributed by Paladin
Release date
  • September 14, 2015 (2015-09-14) (TIFF)
  • May 6, 2016 (2016-05-06) (United States)
Running time
97 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Box office $30,400[2]

Being Charlie is a 2015 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Matt Elisofon and Nick Reiner. The film stars Nick Robinson, Common, Cary Elwes, Devon Bostick, Morgan Saylor, Susan Misner and Ricardo Chavira. It was screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 2015. The film was released on May 6, 2016, by Paladin.


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.



On April 22, 2015, it was announced Nick Robinson, Morgan Saylor, Common, Devon Bostick, Susan Misner, Ricardo Chavira and Cary Elwes would star in the film.[3] Principal photography began in April 2015, and ended on May 7, 2015.[4][5]


The film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival on September 14, 2015.[6] The film was released on May 6, 2016, by Paladin.[2]


Being Charlie received negative reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a rating of 24%, based on 42 reviews, with a rating of 5.1/10.[7] On Metacritic, the film has a score of 47 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[8]


  1. ^ Barker, Andrew (September 17, 2015). "'Being Charlie' Review: Rob Reiner's Intriguing Addiction Drama". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved September 19, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Being Charlie". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 9, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Ford, Rebecca (April 22, 2015). "Nick Robinson, Common Join Rob Reiner's 'Being Charlie' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Rob Reiner to direct movie filming in Utah next month". 9NEWS. KUSA-TV. March 17, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ SSN Insider Staff (May 11, 2015). "On the Set for 5/11/15: Cameras Roll on 'Barbershop 3', Jason Blum's Film 'Stephanie' & Rob Reiner's 'Being Charlie Wrap Up". SSN Insider. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ Punter, Jennie (August 18, 2015). "Toronto Fest Adds Sandra Bullock, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett Pics". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Being Charlie (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved June 27, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Being Charlie Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 8, 2016. 

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