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Monday, June 23, 2008

The Wackness

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A coming of age buddy movie between a high school graduate (Josh Peck) and a middle aged psychiatrist (Ben Kingsley), who form a friendship as they simultaneously learn to become men.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Olivia Thirlby, Famke Janssen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jane Adams, Method Man, Aaron Yoo, Talia Balsam, David Wohl

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! You see, indy movies can have a point!

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Right when you least expect it.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Probably not, but the feeling of heartbreak is palpable.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: It won the Audience Award at Sundance.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Ben Kingsley clearly chose this role because he wanted to remind everyone of how infinite his talent is, and he does. Josh Peck makes you forget that he's a graduate of the Nickelodeon school of sitcoms. And Olivia Thirlby, in the role of the perfect woman, proves that she's got what it takes to be a leading lady.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Shot entirely in sepia tones, the film has a deliberately nostalgic feeling to it. Adding to that are a smattering of dream sequences and surreal moments, that seem to have no place in the style of the film, and yet somehow never take you out of it.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: It's a small film that doesn't try to do very much, but the emotion is relatable, and the dialogue is lean and often original.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: The soundtrack is like a dope mixed tape of old school hip-hop.

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