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The Wackness (2008)The Wackness (2008)

The Wackness (2008)

Comedy, Drama

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THE VERY BEST

8.7

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UK, United States of America
English
Feel-Good, Funny
2008
Jonathan Levine
Aaron Yoo, Alexander Flores, Ben Kingsley
99 min

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Set in New York City in the sweltering summer, The Wackness tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when he falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctor's daughter. This is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music and what it takes to be a man.

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8.7
The Staff

A period comedy set in New York in the summer of 1994, the Wackness is a coming of age story about Luke Shapiro (Joshua Peck), as he deals with family trauma, love, and economic hardship while selling pot to his strange psychologist. Rescued from a somewhat typical bildungsroman plot by sharp character acting, a firm directorial hand and an absolutely fitting soundtrack that evokes the golden age of rap music.

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