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Rob Reiner and his son exorcise drug demons with 'Being Charlie' at Toronto Film Festival

Rob Reiner and his son exorcise drug demons with 'Being Charlie' at Toronto Film Festival

For years, Hollywood director Rob Reiner and his wife struggled as their son Nick was addicted to hard drugs, rotating in and out of rehab facilities like they were shopping malls. The couple wondered if there was an end in sight, and whether it would be the tragic one that a voice in the back of their heads kept telling them was coming.

As it turned out, Nick Reiner would survive his descent into heroin and homelessness, recently getting clean. And he and his famous father have decided to deal with their family’s troubled past in a most unlikely way—by making a movie about it.

“It was very, very hard going through it the first time, with these painful and difficult highs...

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