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Thumbsucker -- A steady diet of prescription drugs and sex opens an angst-ridden 17-year-old's eyes to one of life's little secrets: adults are just as messed up as teenagers.
Thumbsucker -- Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Thumbsucker -- Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.


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Ted Beckman ... Stoner Guy

Benjamin Bratt ... Matt Schramm

Vincent D'Onofrio ... Mike Cobb
Arvin V. Entena ... Perry Lyman's Assistant
Tyler Gannon ... Stoner Chick

Kelli Garner ... Rebecca
Allen Go ... Biology Teacher

Dakota Goldhor ... Girl on Plane

Walter Kirn ... Debate Judge
Kit Koenig ... Principal
Sarah Lucht ... English Teacher

Eric Normington ... Hotel Desk Clerk

Nancy O'Dell ... Herself
Lanette Prazeau ... School Nurse

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Justin Cobb (as Lou Pucci)

Keanu Reeves ... Perry Lyman

Bob Stephenson ... Debate Official

Chase Offerle ... Joel Cobb

Tilda Swinton ... Audrey Cobb

Colton Vaughan Evans ... Ten-Year-Old Justin (as Colton Tanner)

Vince Vaughn ... Mr. Geary
Sarah Bing ... Debater Sasha - 'I Only Drink Beer'
Echo Brooks ... Debater Elise - 'TV Violence Kills Morality'
Olivia D. Brown ... Debater Ashley - The Stone-Faced Killer (as Olivia Brown)
Patrick Chu ... Debater Kevin - 'You're Missing My Point'
Sarah Iverson ... Debater Rene - 'Anybody Want Any Peach Schnapps?'
Lin Lu ... Debater Kate - 'Accountability Needs to Be Enforced.'

Maura McNamara ... Debater Lisa - 'You're Right. TV's Not Real'

Mahdad Rezaujan ... Debater Mark - 'Whatever, Speedfreak'
Teresa Alonso ... 'The Line' - Woman in Labor

Robert Blanche ... 'The Line' - Partner

Phaedra ... 'The Line' - Love Interest (as Phaedra Pardue)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mason Bromberg ... 4 year old Justin
Carissa Becker ... High School Student (uncredited)

Ayanna Berkshire ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Connor Bond ... Extra (uncredited)
Brandon Carmody ... Extra (uncredited)
Jim Cartwright ... Extra (uncredited)

Rose Colasanti ... Mailboxes Etc. Employee (uncredited)
Garrett Courtney ... Third Debater (uncredited)
Chet Gainer ... Debate Judge (uncredited)
Daniel Goldwasser ... Background (uncredited)
Holly Hargrave ... Seminar Businessperson (uncredited)
Kat Hargrave ... Race Enthusiast with Backpack (uncredited)
Andrew Hopkins ... Extra (uncredited)
Mona Jiveh ... Student (uncredited)
Jonathan La Mantia ... Race Enthusiast with Glasses & Shark Tooth (uncredited)

Sherilyn Lawson ... Bobby Blount's Mother (uncredited)
Erin Michael ... Paparazzi (uncredited)
Charles Query ... Debate Coach (uncredited)
Brittany Rice ... Extra (uncredited)
Barry Seltzer ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Mills 
Writing credits
Walter Kirn (novel)

Mike Mills (written by)

Produced by
Anthony Bregman .... producer
Anne Carey .... executive producer
Callum Greene .... line producer
Ted Hope .... executive producer
Cathy Schulman .... executive producer
Sara Seiferheld .... associate producer: Directors Bureau
Jay Shapiro .... co-executive producer
Bob Stephenson .... producer
Tilda Swinton .... co-executive producer
Bob Yari .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tim DeLaughter  (as Tim Delaughter)
Cinematography by
Joaquín Baca-Asay (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Haines Hall 
Angus Wall 
Casting by
Jeanne McCarthy  (as Jeanne Mccarthy)
Production Design by
Judy Becker 
Art Direction by
Walter Cahall 
Set Decoration by
Heather Loeffler 
Costume Design by
April Napier 
Makeup Department
Jorjee Douglass .... key makeup artist
Lori Guidroz .... key hair stylist: Los Angeles additional crew
Asia Sage .... assistant make-up (as Asia D. Sage)
Production Management
Callum Greene .... unit production manager
Robert Katz .... executive in charge of production
Kathy Krause .... production supervisor
Robert Leveen .... unit production manager: Los Angeles additional crew
Diana Tauder .... post-production supervisor
John Portnoy .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Haze J.F. Bergeron III .... first assistant director (as Haze JF Bergeron III)
Kathy Krause .... second second assistant director
Casey Mako .... second assistant director: Los Angeles additional crew
Casey Mako .... second second assistant director
Dawn Massaro .... second assistant director (as Dawn Massaro-Adams)
Rod Smith .... first assistant director: Los Angeles additional crew
Art Department
Lili Abir .... production designer: Los Angeles additional crew
Philip Blackburn .... set dresser (as Phil Blackburn)
Robert L. Bloch .... painter
Greg Brown .... art department production assistant
Levi Cummings .... painter
Ken Erck .... painter (as Ken Erch)
Sean Fong .... leadman
Adam Johnson .... set dresser
Jeffrey Brian Johnson .... assistant property master
Jeffrey Paul Johnson .... assistant props (as Jeff Johnson)
Chris Lastomirsky .... painter
Mark Loring .... painter
Don Lundell .... painter (as Donald Lundell)
Chris McFadden .... property master (as Christopher McFadden)
Brendan McKeon .... set dresser
Drew Pinniger .... assistant property master
Drew Pinniger .... on-set dresser
Suzanne Twining .... art department production assistant
Carl Winter .... assistant props
Matt Kubas .... art department crew (uncredited)
Sound Department
Randy Babajtis .... sound effects editor
Jeremy Balko .... foley editor
Jeremy Balko .... foley mixer
Richard Bullock Jr. .... boom operator (as Rich Bullock)
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... assistant dialogue editor
David Chornow .... sound mixer: Los Angeles additional crew
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Jerry Gilbert .... re-recording mixer
Russ Gorsline .... additional adr
Scott Hinkley .... post sound recordist
Spencer Johnson .... foley editor
Jeana Lasser .... assistant sound editor
Glenn Micallef .... production sound mixer
Jonathan Miller .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Patterson .... adr editor
Andrew Patterson .... dialogue editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Shelley Roden .... foley artist
Kent Sparling .... sound designer
Christopher Sposa .... boom operator: Los Angeles additional crew (as Chris Sposa)
Paul Stula .... epk sound mixer
Liz Troiano .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Wales .... re-recording mixer
James Wright .... sound consultant: Dolby
Neil Cedar .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kelly Meenen .... special effects technician: Los Angeles additional crew (as Kelly Meenan)
Kai Shelton .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Kevin Batten .... executive producer: Brand New School
Marc Canas .... film technician: Pacific Title Imaging
Dickson Chow .... 3d artist: Brand New School
Eduardo Cisneros .... film technician: Pacific Title Imaging
Thomas Clary .... production coordinator: Pacific Title (as Tom Clary)
Alan De Castro .... dustbuster: Pacific Title
Andy Doan .... title layout: Pacific Title
Larry Flynn .... colorist: Pacific Title
Jens Gehlhaar .... designer: Brand New School
David Geoghegan .... digital optical compositor: Pacific Title
Annie Godin .... line producer: Buzz Image
Craig Houchin .... producer: Brand New School
Darren Jaffe .... producer: Brand New School
Travis Kelly .... film technician: Pacific Title Imaging
Ara Khanikian .... compositor: Buzz Image
Ladd Lanford .... executive producer: Pacific Title
Alan Latteri .... flame artist: Brand New School
Han Lee .... animator: Brand New School
Jonathan Mecenas .... film technician: Pacific Title Imaging
Marie-Christine Mercier .... coordinator: Buzz Image
Gavin Miljkovich .... flame artist: Brand New School
Louis Morin .... visual effects supervisor: Buzz Image
Brian Nogle .... imaging supervisor: Pacific Title Imaging
Scott Purdy .... production coordinator: Pacific Title Imaging
Ana Ricabal .... production coordinator: Pacific Title Imaging
Greg Rodin .... colorist: Pacific Title Imaging
Jared Ross .... film technician: Pacific Title Imaging
Marc Ross .... production manager: Pacific Title Imaging
Matt Seckman .... digital optical compositor: Pacific Title (as Matthew Seckman)
Carrie Spillane .... associate producer: Pacific Title
Francis Yu .... dustbuster: Pacific Title
Louis Morin .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Steve Buckley .... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Buckley)
Chad Stahelski .... stunts: Mr. Reeves
Camera and Electrical Department
Melanie C. Brown .... camera production assistant (as Melani Brown)
John Brunold .... key grip: Los Angeles additional crew
Todd Cole .... photographer: special projects
Jim Dunn .... additional grip (as Jim C. Dunn)
T.G. Firestone .... camera production assistant
Bruce 'Sarge' Fleskes .... best boy electric
Kari Fouts .... camera production assistant
Jim Frohna .... gaffer
Brian Fuller .... additional second assistant camera
Mike Hanauska .... grip
D.J. Harder .... first assistant camera (as DJ Harder)
David R. Kohn .... additional electric (as David Kohn)
Brent Lawson .... best boy grip (as Brent T. Lawson)
Brian C. Lawson .... additional grip
Bruce Lawson .... key grip
Rachael Levine .... camera operator
Matthew May .... additional electric
Shauna McGarry .... video assist
Jason Neuman .... 24 frame playback
David O'Brien .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles additional crew
Terrance O'Connor .... best boy grip: Los Angeles additional crew (as Terrence O'Connor)
Stephen Purcell .... additional electric
Rebecca Revak .... second assistant camera (as Becky Revak)
Leonard Romie .... additional electric
Shane Salyards .... best boy electric: Los Angeles additional crew
Chris Steele .... additional electric
Joel Stirnkorb .... additional grip
Shawn Sundby .... additional grip
Albert Tablanza .... additional electric
Scott Walters .... electric (as Scott A. Walters)
James Walton .... 24 frame playback
James WilderHancock .... additional grip (as James Wilder Hancock)
James Winters .... additional electric
Casting Department
John Srednicki .... casting assistant
Steve Waters .... extras casting assistant
Seth Yanklewitz .... casting associate
Jennifer McNamara .... additional casting (uncredited)
Dawnn Pavlonnis .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Megann Ratzow .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tamy Cropper .... set costumer (as Tamela 'Tamy' Cropper)
Leslie Gilbertson .... costumer
Marychris Mass .... wardrobe supervisor
Christie Wittenborn .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
David Sven Anderson .... assistant editor
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
George Koran .... telecine colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Julie Doyle .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Audrey Easley .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Richard Glasser .... music consultant: Yari Film Group
Jessie Hester .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Evan Hisey .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Jennifer Jobe-Penn .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Jessica Jordan .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Logan Keese .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Jennie Kelley .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Jill Meyers .... music business affairs
Rick Nelson .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Mark Pirro .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Mark Pirro .... score engineer & mixer: at Placid Audio Studios, Dallas, Texas
The Polyphonic Spree .... original music performed by
Ricky Rasura .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
James Reimer .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Brian Reitzell .... music supervisor
Kelly Repka .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Louis Schwardon .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Elliott Smith .... additional songs
The Speekers .... original score producer
Michael Turner .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Bryan Wakeland .... musician: featuring member of The Polyphonic Spree
Transportation Department
Nik Edgerton .... driver (as Nicholas J. Edgerton)
Larry Gudgel .... driver (as Larry Godgel)
David Norris .... transportation coordinator
Eric Solmonson .... driver
Don Williams .... driver
Other crew
Stefanie Azpiazu .... assistant: Mr. Bregman
Peter Barnett .... chef: Premiere Catering
Jason Biggs .... chef: Premiere Catering
Marty Brantley .... executive director: The Oregon Economic and Communiy Development Department
Dennis Brenhaug .... production assistant
Penny Brown .... accounting clerk (as Penny Sweeting)
Sarah Burch .... set intern
Fernando Cardenas .... production assistant
Kari A. Coleman .... office production assistant (as Kari Coleman)
Maureen Duffy .... completion bond: Film Finances, Inc.
Heather Elliott .... office production assistant
Paula Estoup .... assistant production coordinator
John B. Finn .... post-production accounting (as John Finn)
Felicia Flick .... assistant: Ms. Schulman
Jody Forness .... set intern
Brendan Fowler .... assistant: : Joe Mills
Kelli Gillam .... post-production accounting
Kevin Asher Green .... production assistant
Michael Hansen .... unit publicist: Eddie Michaels and Associates
Andrea Hanson .... assistant: Mr. Yari
Kether Hayden .... set intern
Emily Henderson .... production assistant
Miriam Hess .... production assistant
Eric Hill .... production assistant
Doug Hobart .... location manager
Traci Hoiting .... technical consultant: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Ted Kulongoski .... governor: State of Oregon
Kyle Kwon .... set intern
Sara Lane .... production accountant
Kevin H. Law .... production coordinator: Los Angeles additional crew (as Kevin Law)
Chris Lawson .... talent coordinator
Ken Legros .... assistant chef: Premiere Catering
Richard D. Lewis .... finance & production: Yari Film Group
Michael J. Linowes .... production legal services: Linowes & Burkin (as Michael J. Linowes Esq.)
Samantha Mason .... set intern
Elaine Murphy .... technical consultant
Diane J. Neely-Esch .... technical consultant: Portland Hypnosis & Counseling Center (as Diane J. Neely-Esch M.A.)
Evan Nelson .... production assistant
Craig Ortner .... technical consultant
Brent Parris .... title coordinator: Pacific Title
Matt Petras .... location manager: Los Angeles additional crew
Paula Ratoza .... animal trainer: Feathers & Fur
Veronica Rinard .... executive director: Oregon Film and Video Office
Dan Rodriguez .... technical consultant (as Dr. Dan Rodriguez)
Julanne Sandoz .... technical consultant: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Taylor Saxon .... set medic (as Saxon A. Taylor)
Bob Schmaling .... project manager: Oregon Film and Video Office
Paula Schmit .... completion bond: Film Finances, Inc.
Gabe Smith .... key set production assistant
Gordon Sondland .... chairman: Oregon Film and Video Office Board
Shelly Strong .... production executive: Yari Film Group
Daniel Stutz .... business & legal affairs: Yari Film Group
Megan Swift .... assistant chef: Premiere Catering
Teresa Tamiyasu .... product placement
Michael Taylor .... script supervisor
Nadia Venesse .... dialect coach
Diana Victor .... business affairs executive: This Is That
Jen Wall .... production coordinator (as Jennifer Wall)
Robert Warberg .... assistant location manager (as Bobby Warberg)
Ian Watermeier .... staff coordinator: Yari Film Group
Patsy Williams .... craft service
Derek Wilson .... location production assistant
Kurt Woolner .... completion bond: Film Finances, Inc.
Luke Gale .... production assistant (uncredited)
Suraj Gohill .... production lender (uncredited)
Jonathan Heine .... production financing (uncredited)
Craig Johnson .... stand-in: Vincent D'Onofrio (uncredited)
Craig Michaelson .... stand-in: Vincent D'Onofrio (uncredited)
Susan Moen .... stand-in: Tilda Swinton (uncredited)
Claire Pacacha .... assistant: Anne Carey (uncredited)
Eric Papa .... assistant: Ted Hope (uncredited)
Andrew Ticer .... location assistant (uncredited)
Brian Ades .... special thanks: for support
Air .... special thanks: for support
Aliya Allyn .... special thanks: for support
Tim Allyn .... special thanks: for support
Bob Amon .... special thanks: for support
Malaika Amon .... special thanks: for support
Meredith Amon .... special thanks: for support
Miguel Arteta .... special thanks: for support
Penny Bakefelt .... special thanks: for support
Jeremy Barber .... special thanks: for support
Beck .... special thanks: for support (as Beck Hansen)
Jon Beil .... special thanks: for support
Albert Berger .... special thanks: for support
Mark Borthwick .... special thanks: for support
Akira Bregman .... special thanks: for support
Ned Brown .... special thanks: for support
Andy Bruntel .... special thanks: for support
Steve Buscemi .... special thanks: for support
Kyogen Carlson .... special thanks: for support, Dharma Rain Zen Center
Linda Carlson .... special thanks: for support
Jennifer Chiba .... special thanks
Cayce Chambers Cole .... special thanks: for support
Roman Coppola .... special thanks: for support
Sofia Coppola .... special thanks: for support
Clare Crespo .... special thanks: for support
Lisa Crook .... special thanks: for support
Jonathan Dayton .... special thanks: for support
D.V. DeVincentis .... special thanks: for support (as DV DeVincentis)
Frank DiMarco .... special thanks: for support (as Frank Dimarco)
Roger Drake .... special thanks: for support, mayor of City of Beaverton
Jean-Benoît Dunckel .... special thanks: for support (as Jean Benoit Dunckel)
Julie Durk .... special thanks: for support
Cory Elshire .... special thanks: for support
Valerie Faris .... special thanks: for support
David Fincher .... special thanks: for support
Timothy Gary .... special thanks: for support
Nicolas Godin .... special thanks: for support
Rick Gold .... special thanks: for support
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Lisa Hallerman .... special thanks: for support
Tim Harbert .... special thanks: for support
Takashi Homma .... special thanks: for support
Sharon Jackson .... special thanks: for support (as Sharon Sheinwold)
Spike Jonze .... special thanks: for support
Susan Kauffman .... special thanks: for support
Jeff Klitzner .... special thanks: for support
Richard Klubeck .... special thanks: for support
Blair Kohan .... special thanks: for support (as Blair Belcher)
Lee Kromschroeder .... special thanks: for support
Ang Lee .... special thanks: for support
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Evan Lynch .... special thanks: for support
Lisa Margulis .... special thanks: for support
Ryan McGinley .... special thanks: for support
Tim Morgan .... special thanks: for support
Viggo Mortensen .... special thanks: for support
Raquel Munoz-Flores .... special thanks: for support
Christopher Neil .... special thanks: for support (as Chris Neil)
Cheryl Nelson .... special thanks: for support
Buckley Norris .... special thanks: for support
Tom Nunan .... special thanks: for support
Greg Pestoni .... special thanks: for support
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Arleen Rosenberg .... special thanks: for support
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Greta Seacat .... special thanks: for support
Arya Senboularaj .... special thanks: for support (as Arya Senboutaraj)
Anneli Shearer .... special thanks: for support
Shynola .... special thanks: for support
Elliott Smith .... special thanks
Chad Stahelski .... special thanks: for support
Nancy Steiner .... special thanks: for support
Erwin Stoff .... special thanks: for support
Ed Templeton .... special thanks: for support
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Deborah Wettstein .... special thanks: for support
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Debbie Williamson-Smith .... special thanks: for support
Hughes Winborne .... special thanks: for support
Matt Wuerker .... special thanks: for support
Janet Young .... special thanks: for support, manager of City of Beaverton Economic Development
Catherine Zappa .... special thanks: for support

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Rated R for drug/alcohol use and sexuality involving teens, language and a disturbing image
96 min
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The director saw over 100 actors for the role of Justin.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): It is stated that Ritalin and cocaine have only three molecules different. Both are actually single molecules. Although similar in shape, there are several atoms difference.See more »
[first lines]
Audrey Cobb:You're good at stuff like this. I have to find something distinctive about myself.
Justin Cobb:You're beautiful, Audrey.
Audrey Cobb:Seriously.
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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Well done is "Thumbsucker", 24 January 2006
Author: dee.reid from United States

First, I'd like to point out that "Thumbsucker" is an unusual title for any piece of work, whether it's this film, or the novel by Walter Kirn that it is based. First-time director Mike Mills guides a cast of well-knowns through a decent script that peers into one teenager's coming of age and his battle with an unusual addiction: he sucks his thumb.

Yes, Justin Cobb (Lou Pucci) sucks his thumb. He's 17, in high school, trying to get into New York University, and sucks his thumb. His father Mike (Vincent D'Onofrio) clearly has issues with it while his mother Audrey (Tilda Swinton, also the film's producer) is a little more lenient (though she has the hots for T.V. actor Matt Schramm, played by Benjamin Bratt), and it just gives his younger brother Joel (Chase Offerle) greater incentive to insult him. Both parents like to be called by their first names as to not remind themselves of being old. If only more parents thought that way.

"Thumbsucker" isn't really a teen angst picture in the sense of something along the lines of "The Breakfast Club" (1985). No, it never really dives that deep, but it does contain some of those elements. The picture never looks beyond Justin's problematic habit that he just can't seem to shake as he rapidly approaches adulthood.

He sees his new-age hippie orthodontist Perry (Keanu Reeves), who suggests that Justin undergo hypnotherapy, and it works. A new leaf is turned over the for the young man as he joins the debate team and finds widespread success there, gets on the good side of his laid-back teacher Mr. Geary (Vince Vaughn) who also has some hair issues, and finds a little teen love with fellow classmate Rebecca (Kelli Garner).

But it's short-lived when Justin is also diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and is prescribed Ritalin(?) but goes cold turkey when he realizes he's addicted to it. After letting those go, Rebecca introduces him to the world of marijuana and borderline-kinky sex acts. But all of this leaves us and him wondering: Was there anything really wrong with him, since after all, thumb-sucking is unusual but in a world where there are many definitions of "normal," what is "normal?"

"Thumbsucker" is a pleasant and engaging comedy that guides us through the processes of definition of a perfect society. In essence really, Justin is the only down-to-earth character in the film, aside from his habit. I'm sure there are those of us with our own little pet-peeves that we don't let the world know about. I think that for Justin, who is played rather delicately and brightly by Lou Pucci, his habit brings him a sense of escape from his problems, much like an addiction.

But he falls right back into it when he has nothing left and all other options are exhausted. The movie's message is, I think, don't be afraid to be yourself, no matter how unusual your habits are. Don't get blinded by society's definition of normal and bizarre, and most importantly, just be yourself.


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