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Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)

PG-13 | | Drama | 21 August 2020 (USA)
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Diagnosed with a mental illness halfway through his senior year of high school, a witty, introspective teen struggles to keep it a secret while falling in love with a brilliant classmate who inspires him to not be defined by his condition.

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Thor Freudenthal

Writers:

Nick Naveda (screenplay), Julia Walton (novel)
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Credited cast:
Walton Goggins ... Paul
AnnaSophia Robb ... Rebecca
Andy Garcia ... Father Patrick
Molly Parker ... Beth
Charlie Plummer ... Adam
Devon Bostick ... Joaquin
Taylor Russell ... Maya Arnez
Beth Grant ... Sister Catherine
Drew Scheid ... Ted
Lobo Sebastian ... Bodyguard
Evan Whitten ... Ricky
Jared Bankens ... Darkness
Cruz Abelita ... Danny
Aaron Dominguez ... Todd
Phil Blevins ... Psych Patient
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The story of witty and introspective Adam (Charlie Plummer), who appears to be your typical young adult - a little unkempt with raging hormones and excited about a future pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. Expelled halfway through his senior year following an incident in chemistry class, Adam is diagnosed with a mental illness. Sent to a Catholic academy to finish out his term, Adam has little hope of fitting in and just wants to keep his illness secret until he can enroll in culinary school. But when he meets outspoken and fiercely intelligent Maya (Taylor Russell), there is an instant soulful and comforting connection. As their romance deepens, she inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition. Now, with the love and support of his girlfriend and family, Adam is hopeful for the very first time that he can see the light and triumph over the challenges that lie ahead. Written by Roadside Attractions

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If You Can't Trust Your Mind, Trust Your Heart

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

PG-13 for mature thematic content involving mental illness, some sexual references, strong language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Molly Parker and Taylor Russell play mother and daughter on Lost in Space. See more »

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Near the ending of the film, Adam is placed on suicide watch at a mental hospital after attempting suicide. The writers show that the mother is unable to bring toothpicks in for a dish she is bringing to Adam. The room Adam is in, however, has clearly exposed electrical sockets and even an easily breakable ceramic lamp, none of which would be located in the room of someone on suicide watch. Patients generally are kept from electrocuting themselves or cutting themselves on broken glass. See more »

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JUST GO SEE IT ITS SOOOO GOOD
22 August 2020 | by karlyklaeserSee all my reviews

I'm not usually a big fan of teen love stories like I thought this was going to be. This movie is SOOOOO much more than that. It's informative, its about family, it's about accepting who you are, its about love its FABULOUS and it was the perfect movie to see on my first trip back to the theaters in 6 months! The acting was amazing, I love how the actors looked like real people and not some social media influencers. I cried I laughed THIS MOVIE WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED! AND YOU NEED IT TOO JUST GO SEE IT


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Words on Bathroom Walls See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$432,968, 23 August 2020

Gross USA:

$2,537,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,537,745
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2.39 : 1
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