Words on Bathroom Walls is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Thor Freudenthal and written by Nick Naveda, based on the novel of the same name by Julia Walton. The film stars Charlie Plummer, Andy García, Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb, Beth Grant, Molly Parker and Walton Goggins.
Words on Bathroom Walls was released on August 21, 2020, by Roadside Attractions. It received generally positive reviews from critics.
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Adam Petrazelli is a high school senior who experiences an apparent psychotic break at school, is diagnosed with schizophrenia and enters a medical trial to treat his condition. Throughout the film, he is accompanied by the visions of Rebecca (new age hippie), Joaquin (the best friend) and “The Bodyguard”, as well as deep threatening voice.
Adam starts taking his new medication after transferring to St. Agatha’s Catholic School. He begins to experience side effects such as muscle twitching, He makes a new friend, Maya who tutors him, but doesn’t tell her about his condition. After having another psychotic break during a dinner with Maya, Adam stops taking the new pills.
Adam takes Maya to an outdoor screening of her favorite movie, Never Been Kissed, where Rebecca and Joaquin try to encourage Adam to express feelings to Maya but a deep voice starts to prey on his insecurity. He admits to having insecurity over his mother having another kid with Paul, but after he apologizes, he asks Maya to prom, even though she’s against the idea of it. She accepts, and they have their first kiss. His work gets so much better that he writes an essay that is accepted to be read at graduation.
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