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The Chumscrubber (2005)

A darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia.

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The Chumscrubber starts out with Troy, a normal teenager who supplies "feel good" pills to everyone in his high school (this way he spreads happiness all around). But when his friend Dean pays him a visit, Dean discovers Troy has hanged himself in his bedroom during one of his mother's pool parties. After the death, three local teens: Billy, Lee, and Crystal, want what's left of Troy's stash of pills and they know that Dean is the only one who knows where they are. But when Dean refuses to get the pills, the three teens kidnap Dean's little brother, until they realize they've kidnapped the wrong kid. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, violent content, drug material and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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5 October 2006 (Germany)  »

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Untitled Arie Posin Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,548, 7 August 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,526, 14 August 2005
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The movie stars both Jamie Bell and Lou Taylor Pucci, who were both featured in music videos by Green Day from the "American Idiot" album. Bell appears in "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and Pucci appears in "Jesus of Suburbia" as St. Jimmy. And Justin Chatwin who's character bares a striking resemblance to Billie Joe Armstrong is named Billy in this film. See more »

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When Dean is trashing his room, he whips the chair away from the desk. When the camera cuts back to the desk, the chair is still there. See more »

Quotes

Dean Stiffle: Hello?
Crystal Falls: Dean?
Dean Stiffle: ...Jesus, can't you guys just leave me alone?
Crystal Falls: I'd love to Dean, but I can't.
Dean Stiffle: Yeah, why not?
Crystal Falls: I need your help.
Dean Stiffle: Yeah, I doubt that.
Crystal Falls: You know it all, huh?
Dean Stiffle: What do you want, Crystal?
Crystal Falls: Well, you know when Billy said he kidnapped your brother?
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Oblivion
Performed by Annetenna
Written by Anne Preven
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Wow, a movie that gives teens their due!
7 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie really impressed me by how realistically it treated teenagers and their capabilities. A lot of movies regard teens as immature or ignorant of "grown up" problems, but we aren't. Age doesn't dictate maturity or knowledge, it's just the amount of time you've lived on earth. Another thing that I really enjoyed was seeing parents' mistakes blown up instead. It's crazy to think about, but a lot of homes really are like that and I think it's horrible. The Chumscrubber was amazing in that it accented real problems with today's society openly, without buffers to appease the audience. The director had a message, and he said it, without reference to anyone else, or to how well the movie would do. I find that kind of honesty in a movie refreshing. Plus, the movie was brilliant anyways.


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