Here's the first trailer for THE WACKNESS, written and directed by Jonathan Levine (ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE). Right up front I'm gonna tell ya, I've met Jonathan, we hung out a bit, and I think he's a top notch guy, so yes, this is a plug. Shameless perhaps, but so what!? I havn't seen the film, and frankly the trailer doesn't blow me away, but it looks to have quite a bit of style, and the film kicked Sundance's ass this year.
Here's a synopsis:
In the sweltering summer of 1994, Rudy Giuliani is scouring New York City within an inch of its life, hip-hop is permeating white youth culture, and a pot-dealing loser kid, Luke Shapiro, is trying to figure out how to solve his parents’ insolvency, beat depression, and get laid before pushing off to college. Luckily he’s got a nifty deal with a psychiatrist, Dr. Squires, who trades him therapy sessions for weed. It happens that the oddball doctor’s marriage is crumbling, so the two—one in late adolescence, the other in late middle-age—embark on messy passages into new life stages. As Luke falls for a classmate who just happens to be Squires’s daughter, the summer heats up, and he follows doctor’s orders, learning to coexist with pain and make it part of him, rather than let it become his downfall.
Looks like we'll get a limited release in Canada on July 11th.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Posted by DirtyRobot at 3:58 PM