Self Medicated
Self Medicated (2006)

Monty Lapica's drama Self-Medicated tells the story of a 17-year-old boy who is having a very difficult time dealing with the grief he experiences after his father dies. After the boy slides into a wicked drug addiction, as well as… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 1, 2009
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Self-Medicated features some nice performances, but is too sentimental and unfocused to be a truly compelling film.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's just horrible stuff.

G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

Though the script and storytelling could have used more polish, Lapica's honesty provides the lasting impression.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

There are nice touches, particularly in Venora's performance and Timothy Kendall's editing, but the film's maudlin edge illustrates the dangers of directing your own material.

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

It's a personal story that feels like it's been constructed from other movies.

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Jan Stuart
Newsday

Lapica's lack of distance from his story is both the film's strength and its weakness.

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Jim Hemphill
Reel.com

Monty Lapica's Self-Medicated is a powerful, personal piece of independent filmmaking

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

It's just a little too simplistic and not a very compelling story.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A more seasoned writer would steer clear of false, assembly-line contrivances.

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Shawn Levy
Oregonian

As it stands, the film is more often self-absorbed than self-aware.

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