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The Wackness
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The Wackness 2008

description written by member Zara:

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). Famke Janssen, Mary Kate Olsen,and Method Man round out the cast in this edgy, bittersweet, and funny coming of age story.

Release Date:July 3rd, 2008
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:110 minutes
Ben KingsleyBen Kingsley
Famke JanssenFamke Janssen
No image existsJosh Peck
Olivia ThirlbyOlivia Thirlby
No image existsMary-Kate Olsen
Method ManMethod Man
Jane AdamsJane Adams
No image existsDouglas J. Aguirre
No image existsNicole Berger
No image existsCharlene Biton
No image existsJack Caruso
No image existsPeter Conboy
No image existsSean Dillon
Aaron YooAaron Yoo
No image existsNick Schutt
No image existsDawn Noel Pignuola
No image existsNatalie R Ridley

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The Wackness Movie Review by Jarrod (7/8/2008)

'The Wackness' is able to generate nostalgic fondness for the year 1994, and this is especially true for someone like me, to whom the 90s decade marked his journey through adolescence, I finished junior high and started high school, developed an addiction to video games (thanks the SNES, N64, and Playstation), and spent my...

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