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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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Credited cast:
... Norman Long
... Emily Harris
... Doug Long
... Mr. Angelo
... James
... Helen Black
... Bradley
... Robert Bessent
... Dr. Malloy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobbi Kotula ... Mom
... Steve
... Frank
Jerry Sciarrio ... Principal Harbuck
Trent Sweeney ... Young Norman


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 »


Norman Long: This is good, this is fun. This is the best date I've ever been on.
Emily Harris: Really?
Norman Long: Yep. I mean it's the only date I've ever been on, but...
Emily Harris: Oh, wait, I'm your first?
Norman Long: Yes. For me, nobody's ever really taken an interest in me before.
Emily Harris: Oh, nothing more sexy than self-pity.
Norman Long: Well then I suck.
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such a crazy lie
5 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Norman Long (Dan Byrd) is a dissatisfied high school kid. He lost his mother and his father Doug (Richard Jenkins) is dying from cancer. He falls for new student Emily Harris (Emily VanCamp) and she's taken with his awkwardness. His teacher Mr. Angelo (Adam Goldberg) is forcing him to do a speech. He has a fight with his best friend James and tells him a crazy lie. Soon everybody at school thinks he has cancer.

I like Dan Byrd as an awkward sarcastic teen and Emily VanCamp is super cute. They're a little old to play high school kids but they could still pass. I like their sweet cute relationship and then there is the lie. It's such a weird thing to say. I wish the script adds more of a prompt for Norman to go to that place. Maybe James should ask if he's sick. Maybe James could find the scans first. I just need him to be guided there a little more. The other problem is that he's lying to Emily. Emily already likes him before the lie. The lie doesn't make her like him more. It just makes everything awkward. It would make more sense that he would tell her the truth. Of course, Norman doesn't have to make sense.

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