The Wackness

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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Tomatometer 70% Audience Score 72%

In theatres:
  • July 11, 2008
On DVD: January 6, 2009
Running time: 1h 50m
Genre: Comedy, Drama

It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana—but change is in the air. The newly inaugurated mayor, Rudy Giuliani, is beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against "crimes" like noisy portable radios, graffiti and public drunkenness. Set against this backdrop, Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) spends his last summer before college selling dope throughout New York City, trading it with his shrink (Ben Kingsley) for therapy, while crushing on his step-daughter (Olivia Thirlby).

Director: Jonathan Levine
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Felipe Marino, Joe Neurauter, Keith Calder
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, Mary-Kate Olsen, Jane Adams, Cliff "Method Man" Smith, Aaron Yoo
Writer(s): Jonathan Levine
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/thewackness/

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