Words on Bathroom Walls

Words on Bathroom Walls

Words on Bathroom Walls

Charlie Plummer (Lean On Pete) leads this coming-of-age romantic drama as Adam, a teenager living with paranoid schizophrenia.

Diagnosed with schizophrenia after being expelled from his high school, Adam enrolls elsewhere and tries to keep his condition a secret—until he meets a young woman (Taylor Russell, Waves) with whom he makes an instant connection. Co-stars AnnaSophia Robb (The Way, Way Back), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight) and Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean's Eleven).

 

2020Rating: M, Offensive language & sexual references111 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Thor Freudenthal ('Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters', 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid', 'Hotel for Dogs')
Writer:
Nick Naveda
Cast:
Charlie PlummerTaylor RussellAnnaSophia RobbAndy García

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Words on Bathroom Walls / Reviews

FilmInk

FilmInk

In competition with Babyteeth for best YA film of the year…

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

It takes some big swings at a big subject and almost — not quite — pulls it off.

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Variety

Variety

There are pockets of truth, grace and pain in this portrait of troubled adolescence, and its talented young stars know where to find them; like many a nervous teen, however, the film itself is caught between standing out and fitting in.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

Words on Bathroom Walls has its moments and its heart is in the right place, but the missteps are too many and too big for the story to carry the day.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

When Words on Bathroom Walls is at its sunniest and most blithe, the moral of the story feels a little more like a punchline than is appropriate.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Eager to split the difference between age-appropriate entertainment and raw honesty, Words on Bathroom Walls hedges a bit in its final act, delivering the kind of happy ending only seen in movies . . . while slyly resisting tying things up in a neat bow.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The movie has built up enough genuine warmth and displayed enough sensitivity that even the formulaic nature of its resolution does little to dull its impact.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Nick Naveda's strong, smart script is based on the award-winning novel by Julia Walton. Adam is a perceptive and sympathetic character and director Thor Freudenthal brings us inside his perception of the world with striking visuals.

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