Self Medicated movie trailer - starring Diane Venora, Michael Bowen, Greg Germann, Matthew Carey, Kristina Anapau, Monty Lapica. Directed by Monty Lapica. Theatrical Release Date: 8/31/2007
For over 20 years, Jimmy Testagross has lived his childhood dream: being a roadie for his childhood heroes, Blue Oyster Cult. But the band's Arena-Rock glory days are a distant memory. County fairs and club gigs pay the bills. And Jimmy has become a casualty of these leaner times. With no place to go, no job prospects, and no real skills outside of being a roadie, Jimmy needs to regroup. So he returns to his childhood home in Queens, Ny. There, he revisits old relationships: his ailing, widower mom, a high school crush, a former nemesis and, most importantly, his relationship with himself. Jimmy, the middle-aged man-child, has never grown up. He still carries the resentments and frustrations of his youth, and has allowed them to fester and define who and what he is. Confronted with his mother's illness, Jimmy has a choice: let go of the past and take responsibility for both himself and the woman who raised and now needs him. Or continue to live a life of lies and frustration.
Self Medicated -- A desperate mother hires a private company to kidnap and confine her son in a lock-down adolescent hospital. After subjected to the secret abuses of the institution, he'll do anything it takes to get free, but must first face his own demons head-on.
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Based on true events. On the edges of Las Vegas, 17-year-old Andrew Eriksen's life is spiraling out of control, his descent into drugs and violence rapidly gaining momentum. Andrew's mother (Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora) is helpless to control her son and fighting an addiction of her own, but she refuses to watch her only child destroy himself. As a desperate last resort, she hires a private company to kidnap and confine her son in a locked-down adolescent hospital. When Andrew is subjected to the secret abuses of the program, he realizes must do anything it takes to get free. But first he must face his own demons head-on. Winner of 39 international film festival awards, Self-Medicated is an extraordinary portrait of redemption and personal triumph over hardship that "packs a startling punch." - Variety
Upset after losing his father, Andrew begins a descent into violence and drug addiction, so his desperate mother hires a company to abduct him.
A desperate mother hires a private company to kidnap and confine her son in a lock-down adolescent hospital. After subjected to the secret abuses of the institution, he'll do anything it takes to get free, but must first face his own demons head-on.
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