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Mar 8th
06:40 pm
Script recap for 'Charlie Countryman' - spoilers  
Hollywood Life decided to put up a full script review for "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman." I don't get why they would do script reviews but I guess as long as they can sensationalize it, it'll get them webhits. And since this script is certainly something which doesn't fit Zac's goody-two-shoes image...

From what I can tell the article is more or less accurate (for the 2007 Black List script version).

Obviously, the article is full of massive spoilers, so enter at your own risk. :)

Plot: Zac plays Charlie Countryman, a guy in his 20s who has to take his mother off life support after she slips into a coma. Throughout the movie Charlie pops pills and does ecstasy, both of which make him hallucinate. While hallucinating, the spirit of his mother, Mary, tells him to travel to Bucharest, Romania. On his flight to Budapest, Hungary where he is supposed to connect to his flight to Bucharest, the man next to him dies. The spirit of that man asks him to find his daughter Gabi, and deliver a Chicago Cubs batting helmet to her. Charlie falls in love with Gabi, a Hungarian heroin addict cello player and former stripper, whose ex-husband Nigel physically and sexually abuses her. Nigel is also a crime boss, who is fighting with another crime boss Draco over a tape of him committing genocide. Charlie tries to save Gabi from Nigel multiple times, to his detriment, and the movie is about the physical and emotional challenges he faces in the name of love. 

Memorable Moments:

  • Gabi shoots Charlie in the opening scene, where he is held dangling over a bridge by two thugs
  • Charlie drops F-bombs throughout the film, gets tased, does ecstasy multiple times, gets hit by a taxi, and has sex with two different girls
  • Charlie and two of his friends, one of whom is a male porn star, go to a strip club and can’t afford their bill so they are threatened by Draco, the club manager
  • Charlie gets upset when a Hungarian gas station attendant says he doesn’t speak English and Charlie holds a gun up to his head to force him to speak. He is caught on tape terrorizing the attendant, and then goes to jail for it
  • Gabi, the girl Charlie is in love with, is holding a genoicde tape hostage from Nigel and Draco’s thugs in order to use it for blackmail
  • Nigel, Gabi’s ex-husband, rapes Gabi after drugging her with heroin, and tapes Charlie’s eyes open so he is forced to watch as torture

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Malidociousmalidocious on March 8th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
Sounds ridiculously interesting, not gonna lie.
butterflybee260: tearsbutterflybee260 on March 8th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)

I realllllllllllly hope they don't leave that rape scene in. D:
Beejeezbee on March 8th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
You don't actually see the rape at all. The only thing you see is the reaction on Charlie's face (that's at least how it's written in the Black List version).

And the scene is sort of important to show the brutality and unscrupulousness of Nigel to 'justify' what happens after.
butterflybee260: up and downbutterflybee260 on March 8th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)

I get that but I have personal issues with rape etc used as a plot device, even when it's realistic. Idk idk. I'll reserve judgement I guess.
Beejeezbee on March 8th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Like basically every script this will almost certainly have some sort of rewrite too. So, this could change although I think the way this part is written right now works. But I can certainly see the sensibility of the topic in a movie.
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butterflybee260: sexy elbowbutterflybee260 on March 9th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)

Yeah that's pretty much how I feel about it. Just too much potential for a lot of problems imo.
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Beejeezbee on March 8th, 2011 09:15 pm (UTC)
I read all movie news pretty diligently and haven't heard anything of that. What's the source? If you give me a link the original source of this I can try run it by the people who published this initial news if the credibility isn't clear from that.

Having said that, the project doesn't have a director (or casting director for that matter) yet who could actually conduct auditions. And Teresa isn't high profile enough to get an attachment based on her name/draw for a movie like this.

Obviously, I'm not one of the producers so I can only go by the public info and logic but based on that I consider that BS.
Shruticalcified on March 8th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
lol why do you do this. you know very well she was not. it's just ppl being bitches, leave the poor girl alone.
It's Audrey not Aubrey: Laughaudrey_za on March 9th, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
Gillian loves lemoñadé.invisible_cunt on March 8th, 2011 09:28 pm (UTC)
that plot sounds so bad.
but zac + sex+ drugs = i'm in.

draco malfoy?
butterflybee260: lip bitingbutterflybee260 on March 9th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)

omg semi related but can Zef pls pls pls do a movie with Jason Isaacs? He's such a BAMF.