Gala / International premiere

The Wackness

  • Jonathan Levine /
  • United States of America /
  • 2008 /
  • 110 mins

Sir Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen, Olivia Thirlby, MaryKate Olsen, Jane Adams / Fiction / English

The hit of Sundance: a hip, witty buddy comedy that follows its own rules.

Summer in the city, but Luke (Josh Peck) isn't having much fun. As his sexy school friend Stephanie puts it, “You never see the dopeness. You only see the wackness.” (Well, it is 1994.) Enter Stephanie's madcap psychoanalyst stepdad (Sir Ben Kingsley, in his most extraordinarily transformative performance since Sexy Beast), who's in need of a bit of dopeness himself … and maybe a hookup with flower child Union (MaryKate Olsen) …

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