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American Loser (2007)

Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Bert
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Mike
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Al
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Little Jeff
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Brian from Boarding School
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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 Finding Nemo (2003) See more »

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If Looks Could Kill
Written by Tracyanne Campbell
Performed by Camera Obscura
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I enjoyed this movie...
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The story wasn't really straightforward (ie: it was a narrative of the character's screwed up life that didn't have a message or a lesson... at least not superficially), but the ride that you get to go on while watching it is really fun... especially because the actor is Seann William Scott, who (whom?) nobody expects anything good out of (b/c of all his mindless comedic roles), yet he totally owns the role... I was super happy to see the clips of the actual character (many apologies for not remembering his name, especially since he so fondly reminds me of the glorious negativity of Bill Hicks) during the credits.... That showed me the difference between the real person and SWS's portrayal, yet it it proved to me how well (do not read "accurately", only read "well", considering SWS is portraying the character dramatically, which almost always, as in this story, embellishes/exaggerates reality) SWS portrayed the character.


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