The Wackness

(USA, 2007, 97 minutes)

In 1994 NYC, a high school graduate who moonlights as a drug dealer falls in love with his classmate, the stepdaughter of a psychiatrist undergoing a midlife crisis. Unusually smart and surprisingly bittersweet coming-of-age comedy; the period side, however, is somewhat bewildering.

An Occupant Films/SBK Films presentation/production. Starring Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Mary Kate Olsen, Jane Adams, Method Man, Aaron Yoo. Directed and written by Jonathan Levine; produced by Keith Calder, Felipe Marino, Joe Neurauter; music by David Torn; director of photography (Technicolor, widescreen), Petra Korner; production designer, Annie Spitz; costume designer, Michael Clancy; film editor, Josh Noyes.


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