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American Loser (2007)

Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (original title)
A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of ... See full summary »

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Jeff Nichols
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Bert
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Mike
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Al
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Brian from Boarding School
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Mary - AA Member
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A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to try to get it together.

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He may be a total disaster... but at least he's entertaining.

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Towards the end of the closing credits, there is a clip of the real Jeff Nichols performing stand up comedy. See more »

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References Finding Nemo (2003) See more »

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Holding Out For A Hero
Written by Dean Pitchford and Jim Steinman (as James Steinma)
Performed by Bonnie Tyler
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Not as shallow as it seems!
15 May 2008 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this movie on IMDb I taught that it is surely going to be a shallow comic-drama with a nice faced actor. It started in that way too. But when I first saw the way the movie was going I started to feel sorry for Jeff. It does get boring from time to time (that's one minus star) and as much you feel sorry for the guy he starts to annoy you (another one). The plot seems quite unique and it also is a very hard theme for a movie so the director and the writing staff did a very good job. On the other side it could be done better.

The final verdict is very positive. I must say that I have never seen Seann Williiam Scott in a similar role and he has proved that he is a very good actor he is definitely one of the pros of this movie. This movie gives you something to think about. I strongly recommend you watch it!


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