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Norman (2010)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 2010 (USA)
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A troubled high-school kid pretending to be dying of cancer confronts problems with his new girlfriend and terminally ill father as he struggles with his daily existence.

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Doug Long
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Mr. Angelo
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James
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Helen Black
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Bradley
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Robert Bessent
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Dr. Malloy
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Principal Harbuck
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Young Norman
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A troubled high-school kid pretending to be dying of cancer confronts problems with his new girlfriend and terminally ill father as he struggles with his daily existence.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some language

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When Norman is drinking scotch with his father, he sets his glass down twice. See more »

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Helen Black: [awkwardly] I wanted to tell you, I think that you're very provocative. I just wanted to tell you that.
Norman Long: Oh, uh, thanks. I like your hair.
Helen Black: Yeah, I like your face.
[walks away mortified]
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Fantastic
19 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this film at the Chicago International Film Festival and I was blown away by it. Dan Byrd did a fantastic job playing the title character who is both hilarious as well as heart breaking. Richard Jenkins, as always, is great and witty. This is just an all around wonderful film. I can liken it most to the adult male version of Juno or Easy A. It has Juno's wit, charm, and strangeness as well as Easy A's basic story line (though much darker). Andrew Birds score to this film is perfect. I don't think anyone could have made a more suitable score for this film. If it seems like I am gushing about this film, it's because I am. It deserves it. If it comes to a festival near you or is eventually widely released be sure to go and see it. I can't recommend it enough.


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