Monday, March 24, 2008

the wackness

other's cringe at this movie title but i embrace it.

The Wackness is a film that premiered at this years' Sundance Film Festival and i'm very excited about it.
Plot Summary: "The Wackness" centers upon a troubled high school student named Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck)—a teenage pot dealer who forms a friendship with Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley), a psychiatrist and kindred lost soul. When the doctor proposes Luke trade him weed for therapy sessions, the two begin to explore both New York City and their own depression."The Wackness" takes place in New York City in 1994: a city pulsing with hip hop, a city whose new mayor, Rudy Giuliani, utilizes controversial methods to address the twin blights of homelessness and crime.
Set against the backdrop of the greatest year in hip hop history, "The Wackness" takes place in a very different time: a time of pagers, not cell phones, a time in which Tupac and Biggie were alive, a time in which Kurt Cobain had just died. It uses this world to tell a very different story: one with humor, pathos, sex, drugs, and beats.

in theaters July 3rd

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