By following the lives of five Japanese individuals this documentary explores the problem of depression in Japan and how the marketing of anti-depressant drugs has changed the way the ... See full summary »
Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »
Justin is a teenager boy, who has an oral obsession with his thumb. His mother seems to be a normal housekeeper, but she has her own obsessions as well, like a crush on a TV-star. The only person who's aware of Justin's problem is his father, manager in a store, but none of his advices seem to be working for Justin. The kid is signed up in a debate workshop, but the thing isn't going well, because he has his mind in a pretty classmate and, of course, in his thumb, affecting all the rest of his classes. So, Justin is a loner kid in the school, who prefers to lock himself in the bathroom and suck his thumb. Justin's dentist, a mystical-hippie person, will try to help to overcome his thumb problem, through the hypnosis. But the school's psychologist will diagnose Justin with the Attention Deficit Disorder, and will prescribe him some drugs. Suddenly, Justin's problem with his thumb will disappear, becoming an hyperactive genius, winning several debate contests and the admiration from his... Written by
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With all the big name talent in this film, I found myself snoozing. This is why film is so subjective, and why it concerns me as a writer that this project got made. I felt nothing for any of the characters, and I wasn't interested in where it was going. Bad things to create in a viewer.
What did Tilda Swinton see in this to help produce it? The quirky idea of a 17-year-old who sucks his thumb doesn't hold up over the course of a feature film. Even the "quirky" supporting players came off corny. Keanu Reeves channeling his "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" character as a dentist.
I respect that the filmmakers got this made, so maybe there's hope for other films with good stories to reach the light of day. Money back, please!
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