Planning a trip abroad? Watch out for girls like Evan Rachel Wood’s Gabi in Charlie Countryman, otherwise, you’ll have quite the load of baggage to contend with.
While teaching in Romania, screenwriter Matt Drake indulged in a “mild flirtation” with a mother at school. Shortly after, that very school was temporarily shut down by the local police. Why? Because that very mother had an ex-husband who threatened to arm up and snatch their child out of the classroom. The incident left Drake wondering what if he started up a relationship with this woman, and then that question led to the story of Charlie Countryman.
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