Based on the true story that started a global movement, To Write Love on Her Arms presents a vision of hope, healing and redemption. Emmy Award winner Kat Dennings stars as Renee, a Florida girl who struggles with addiction and abuse. In a creative blend of artistic fantasy and music conflicted with harsh reality, Renee discovers the value of genuine friendships and embarks on a daunting yet courageous journey towards recovery. And Rupert’s character, David McKenna, he will become, almost without realizing, in someone vital to Renee’s future.
To Write Love on Her Arms (Day One) (2014)
Director: Nathan Frankowski
Script: Kate King Lynch, Nathan Frankowski
Cast: Kat Dennings, Chad Michael Murray, Rupert Friend, Juliana Harkavy, Whitney Goin, Mark Saul, Kaleigh Baugh, Asia LeMasters, Rus Blackwell, Kristi Engelmann
Rupert’s screencaps from this film are already uploaded to the gallery. Click here to access.
I previously published a post with a BTS in which Rupert talks about his character and how he worked on McKenna. You can check the post here.
Personally, this film was a pleasant surprise for me. I knew nothing about the plot, I didn’t even know that it was based on a true story. And maybe that was the reason this movie surprised me a lot. That and the cast, the beautiful music, the story of Renee, the story of McKenna. When the movie ended, I just felt the need to hug them and tell them, don’t worry, everything will be fine, all the effort will be worthwhile. They both made magic creating the empathy between their characters and the audience. And I loved that. Above everything else.
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