The Wackness
June 25, 2008 7:41 AM   Subscribe

The Wackness
I produced an independent film called The Wackness. The film is coming out July 3rd in New York and Los Angeles in a platform release from Sony Pictures Classics. This means that it will be in more cities each week after July 3rd. It will also come out theatrically in most other countries later this year.

The film screened at Sundance earlier this year and won the audience award at the festival. Since then the film has screened at some other festivals. On the whole we have been getting some positive reviews.

There are several trailers for the film, but the red band trailer is my favorite.

It's the summer of 1994 in New York, and Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) is a teenage pot-dealer graduating high-school who exchanges weed for therapy sessions with his psychiatrist (Sir Ben Kingsley). The two form an unlikely friendship, but things get complicated when Luke falls for the doctor's step-daughter (Olivia Thirlby). Set against the backdrop of the greatest year in hip hop history, The Wackness is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music--and what it takes to be a man.
posted by kcalder (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I saw this at Sundance this year and loved it. Nice job man, wish I could have been there for the Q&A.
posted by blueplasticfish at 10:47 AM on June 26, 2008

Cool, I'm glad you liked it. The screenings at Sundance were pretty crazy. I'm glad the film seems to be striking a chord with a lot of people. It was definitely a labor of love for everyone involved.
posted by kcalder at 6:10 AM on June 27, 2008

Here's the review from Slate.

Looks good. I look forward to seeing it.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 11:26 AM on July 5, 2008

The Wackness hits ONTD.
posted by cashman at 5:56 PM on July 7, 2008

Good work. I saw it last night and just realized this morning why Josh Peck looked so familiar. My little sister watches this show on nickelodeon. What a very different role for him. And Mary Kate.

also, i want to ask you a question, but not give too much away. Having to do with Olivia's character's plans for the summer and if that means... she and Squires/Kingsley collaboration on some sort of project with his patient...

In any case, cool movie.
posted by Gregamell at 8:41 AM on August 5, 2008

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