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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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Lenny
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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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9 September 2008 (USA)  »

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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 Rain Man (1988) See more »

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Come A Little Closer
Written and performed by Ray Herrmann and Frank Josephs
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Great surprise!
12 June 2008 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I have to be honest, I really wasn't expecting much out of this film, I mean, Stiffler in a serious role? but wow was I pleasantly surprised, pleased as punch I would almost say. A truly heartfelt film, you get the sense the writer/director genuinely felt for his subject, which from what I have read about this film is really based on a true story which makes it even more funny in my opinion. The stuff in this movie is so funny it could not have been made up! Really well done with the writing and directing and I think it was the writer/directors debut film? which to me is even more impressive. Some of the scenes had me rolling on the floor with laughter, all in all well worth seeing, great, original and heartfelt, I really look forward to seeing more from this writer/director and I heard a rumor he plays the banjo!


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