The Chumscrubber

(USA/Germany, 2005, 106 minutes)

The suicide of a teenager slowly lifts the cover off the secrets of a small suburban community. Intriguing though not entirely successful dark satire that reaches for more than it can grab, but remains always interesting and thoughtful.

A Newmarket Films release. El Camino Pictures, Equity Pictures Medienfonds and Go Fish Pictures present a Lawrence Bender/Bonnie Curtis production. Starring Glenn Close, William Fichtner, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, John Heard, Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, Allison Janney, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rita Wilson, Jamie Bell, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin, Rory Culkin, Thomas Curtis, Lou Taylor Pucci. Directed by Arie Posin; produced by Lawrence Bender and Bonnie Curtis; screenplay by Zac Stanford, from a story by Arie Posin and Stanford; music by James Horner; director of photography, Lawrence Sher; production designer, Patti Podesta; costume designer, Mary Claire Hannan; film editors, William Scharf and Arthur Schmidt.


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