Wackness, The

The Wackness is both darkly funny and life-affirming.""""
- USA Today
The Wackness exudes a vibe that is rich in emotional truth.""""
- Peter Howell, The Toronto Star
Inspired a packed Sundance house to forget their Saturday-night pains and stand up and cheer.""""
- Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter


Its the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana. The newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is only beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against crimes like noisy portable radio, graffiti and public drunkenness. 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. Propelled by an exuberant hip hop score, The Wackness captures the spell of 1994--a time of pagers, not cell phones; a time when Tupac and Biggie were alive but Kurt Cobain had just died. Funny and moving, The Wackness is an offbeat tale of two lost souls stumbling towards maturity.

Date de sortie

Vendredi 11 juillet, 2008
Langue originale: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Durée: 95 min.
Année: 2008


Josh Peck
Mary-Kate Olsen
Olivia Thirlby
Ben Kingsley
Un film de
Jonathan Levine