Thursday, February 12, 2009

MOVIE: The Wackness

It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist (Ben Kingsley) for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter (Olivia Thirlby.)

I not a fan of NY or pot or hip-hip. But I really enjoyed The Wackness.The writing was very fresh and entertaining. A glimpse of The Fly Girls. Great actors were able to elevate the story through great dialog. Mellow pacing. Some unexpected plots and situations. Suprisingly enjoyable soundtrack. And great scenes. Somehow all of it coming together to give me an odd pseudo flashback to the early nineties.

Should be an interesting date flick. Not for the young folks. Very worth a rental.

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