Written by Nick Gillie, also an actor in the film, this look at California junkies in a stormy halfway house tries to keep tabs on a diverse array of recovering addicts.
The drug culture must increase testosterone levels because the residents fight a lot, to the accompaniment of thumping rock music. When the same crowd finds religion, the soundtrack mellows out with songs such as Jane Siberry's “Calling All Angels.” Truth be told, there's not much in between these two extremes. “Never Get Outta the Boat” seems like an infomercial for some hallelujah 12-step program. Starring Nick Gillie, Darren Burrows and Sebastian Roche. Directed by Paul Quinn. Written by Nick Gillie. Produced by Joana Vicente, Jason Kliot and John Cusack. A Lot 47 release. Drama. Unrated. Running time: 109 min.