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Charlie Says (2018)

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The tragic tale of an all-American girl who was transformed into a cold-blooded killer in the summer of 1969.

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Mary Harron

Writers:

Guinevere Turner, Ed Sanders (based on the book "The Family" by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Murray ... Leslie 'Lulu' Van Houten
Matt Smith ... Charles Manson
Sosie Bacon ... Patricia 'Katie' Krenwinkel
Marianne Rendón ... Susan 'Sadie' Atkins
Merritt Wever ... Karlene Faith
Suki Waterhouse ... Mary Brunner
Chace Crawford ... Tex Watson
Annabeth Gish ... Virginia Carlson
Kayli Carter ... Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme
Grace Van Dien ... Sharon Tate
Bridger Zadina ... Paul Watkins
Julia Schlaepfer ... Sandra Good
Dayle McLeod ... Catherine 'Gypsy' Share
Morgan Melton ... Ruth Ann Moorehouse
India Ennenga ... Linda Kasabian
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Storyline

Three young women were sentenced to death in the infamous Manson murder case, but when the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student was sent in to teach them - and through her we witness their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes. Written by Guinevere Turner

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From the Writers and Director of American Psycho See more »

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent content, strong sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use, and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charlie Says See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,684, 12 May 2019

Gross USA:

$40,685

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$98,240
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matt Smith and Hannah Murray previously appeared together in 'Womb'. See more »

Connections

Version of The Cult (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Sindi Queen
Written and Performed by Leroy Wilkerson
Published by J. Mae Music Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of GpsSongs.com
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Too feminist? You need a reality check.
23 August 2019 | by opheliahasrisenSee all my reviews

This movie shows a side of the story that hasn't been depicted before. That is enough to appreciate the premise.

Charles Manson was a very sexist and racist man. He used, manipulated, and brainwashed both young women AND men who he could tell were naive and vulnerable.

Anyone who has thoroughly researched the Manson family will know the women were treated worse than in this film. One disturbing example is they weren't allowed to eat until after the dogs. Feminism was really at it's zenith in the late 60s. Representing feminism in the film is realistic to the time period.

These women would have never murdered had they not crossed paths with Charles Manson. Of that, there is no doubt in my mind. Many people were living in communes at the time. The members of "The Family" ended up in the wrong one, not knowing what lay ahead, not knowing they were being groomed by a sadistic madman.

This movie isn't excellent, but it does not deserve a 5.6. Voting it down because you don't like feminism is a very very sad point of view.

6.5/10


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