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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.

Director:

Jonathan Segal

Writer:

Talton Wingate
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Dan Byrd ... Norman Long
Emily VanCamp ... Emily Harris
Richard Jenkins ... Doug Long
Adam Goldberg ... Mr. Angelo
Billy Lush ... James
Camille Mana ... Helen Black
Jesse Head ... Bradley
John Aylward ... Robert Bessent
Sewell Whitney ... Dr. Malloy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobbi Kotula Bobbi Kotula ... Mom
Kevin Partridge ... Steve
Jeff Rosick ... Frank
Jerry Sciarrio Jerry Sciarrio ... Principal Harbuck
Trent Sweeney Trent Sweeney ... 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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 »

Quotes

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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Carmen Wear Your Red Dress
Performed by Spanky & Our Gang (as Spanky and Our Gang)
Written by Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane (as Spanky McFarlane)
Courtesy of HD Music Now
By Arrangement with Syncalicious Music
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9.5 stars perfect casting, great pathos and humor
28 October 2011 | by colleen1011See all my reviews

No matter your age, if Norman doesn't make you remember your own high school years it's time to pull out that old yearbook.

Mine were painful, though less so than his, and I laughed and cried with him along his journey from self disgust and boyhood to self respect and manhood. Never an easy task, Norman takes tough subjects and presents them with a strange combination of charm, dignity and sarcasm. Somehow it all works, and works beautifully. I'm not sure I've ever seen a more moving but tasteful, no cheap tricks, handling of love and loss. I highly recommend it to kids of all ages (17 and older of course given the R rating). And I'll be watching for more from this extremely talented creative team.

Also, I'll be seeing this one again...

colleen1011 AKA Colleen Shannon


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Spokane, Washington, USA

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