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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)

 -  Drama  -  5 October 2012 (USA)
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A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.

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James Sveck is a lonely young adult in the summer before he goes off to college at Brown University. Apart from hanging with his grandmother James prefers solitude. The story is told in the first person narration which helps give an intimate inside view of James as he works through his life at the therapy sessions which his parents insist he goes to. We learn about James's past and present through the stories he tells and his recounting of previous therapy sessions. Written by nico paholo

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Film Screened at MovieMov Italian Film Festival 2012, Thai-Italian Screening on July 7, 2012. See more »

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Love Is Requited
Music by Andrea Guerra
Lyrics by 'Michele Von Buren'
Performed by Elisa (as Elisa Toffoli)
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I thought I had this movie pegged
22 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie kind of reminds me of The Art of Getting By, but the main character was not as likable or accessible. Most of the time, I though he was annoying and affected. Many of the scenes rang false and the accompanying dialogue seemed to be written by a first-year psychologist student. However, the saving grace is the second-half of the film. Once the life-coach aspect comes into play, the movie improves dramatically. The main character's scenes with Lucy Lu felt real and not like the psycho-analysis that permeated the first-half of the movie. I really enjoyed the scenes in Washington and they really captured the claustrophobic feeling of the main character. Finally seeing what happened made the main character more sympathetic and less insufferable. Decent film


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