Rehab Cabin

This event is in the past
Every day, through Mar 14
Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium Southwest Portland (Portland)
Let’s cut to the chase: I LOVED Rehab Cabin. The characters, despite being bumbling, self-absorbed kidnappers, are my people. In addition to being full of LOLs, it’s also a sweet meditation on friendship, nostalgia, and holding our favorite celebrities to impossible standards. Chloe (Lacey Jeka) and her gay best pal Domenic (Scott Mandel) are two directionless 20-somethings who spend much of their time on the couch binge-watching their favorite movies from childhood, both of which feature young starlet Amanda Campbell (Alexandra Stebbins). Like too many child stars, Amanda hits the skids and grows up to become a Lindsay Lohan-style washout that’s regularly featured on TMZ-styled gossip shows that bemoan (read: celebrate) the former star’s drunken exploits. This causes Chloe and Domenic lots of consternation, and they openly wish for some way to help Amanda get back on track. SURPRISE! In a twist of fate, while taking a shift driving her father’s limo, Chloe discovers Amanda drunk off her ass and in the backseat of her car. A quick, thoughtless plan is hatched and Chloe and Domenic kidnap Amanda, taking her to a remote cabin in a hilarious and ill-advised attempt to “cure” the star and revive her career so they can return to their couch and enjoy more of her movies. Shockingly, this plan does not work.  by Wm. Steven Humphrey