Gimme Shelter

January 24th, 2014


Gimme Shelter

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A pregnant teenager flees her abusive mother in search of her father, only to be rejected by her dad and forced to survive on the streets until a compassionate stranger offers a hopeful alternative.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 6.6/10 (349 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Ron Krauss

Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Rosario Dawson, Brendan Fraser

16 year old street-wise Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) has never had an easy life. Her mother, June Bailey (Rosario Dawson), is an addict and prostitute, is verbally and physically abusive, and is grooming her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Apple knows the streets, alleys and motels like the back of her hand but wants more from her life. She possesses a tenacious, tough, indomitable spirit, and will not surrender to fate. Apple runs away from her mother and tracks down her father whom she has never known, as he was only 19 when he got Apple's mother pregnant. Apple begs her now Wall Street Broker father, Tom Fitzpatrick (Brendan Fraser), to take her in. In the few days under her father's care, she learns she's become pregnant by a kid from the streets she met on the train, who now wants nothing to do with her. She is forced to leave her father's home because of her choice to give birth to the baby she is carrying. Apple runs away again, and is eventually taken under the wing of Father ...

Vanessa Hudgens - Agnes 'Apple' Bailey
Rosario Dawson - June Bailey
Brendan Fraser - Tom Fitzpatrick
Stephanie Szostak - Joanna Fitzpatrick
James Earl Jones - Frank McCarthy
Dascha Polanco - Carmel
Emily Meade - Cassandra
Ann Dowd - Kathy
Candace Smith - Marie Abeanni
Tashiana Washington - Destiny / Princess
Eddie Schweighardt - Dustin
Sheila Tapia - Officer Ganz
Laneya Wiles - Jasmine
Rachel Mattila Amberson - Nicky 'Pink Friday' (as Rachel Mattila)
Rufus Dorsey - Philly

Taglines: Sometimes you have to leave home to find your family.


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 24 January 2014

Filming Locations: New Jersey, USA

User Review


Rating: 10/10

Vanessa was really amazing in this film! It completely shocked me how good she really was, I wasn't expecting her acting to blow me out of the water, but she did. Her performance really made the film for me, with this and the frozen ground I see her going places. Not only her but the whole cast was really strong. It was a heart wrenching storyline which, delivered by these amazing and strong actors just empowered me I guess. I was really looking forward to watching this as I thought the story line was unique and not cliché and unlike anything I've watched before. Also the fact that it was based in a true story just interested me all the more to watch it and I can honestly say that I was not disappointed! I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to watch it! It's a brilliant story with a brilliant cast but Vanessa easily outshines the rest of the cast, this is her film.


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