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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)

Not Rated | | 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.

Director:

Roberto Faenza

Writers:

Peter Cameron (based on the novel by), Roberto Faenza | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Regbo ... James
Marcia Gay Harden ... Marjorie
Peter Gallagher ... Paul
Lucy Liu ... Rowena
Stephen Lang ... Barry Rogers
Deborah Ann Woll ... Gillian
Ellen Burstyn ... Nanette
Aubrey Plaza ... Jeanine Breemer
Gilbert Owuor ... John
Dree Hemingway ... Rhonda
Olek Krupa ... Henryk Maria
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Mrs. Breemer (as Siobhan Fallon)
Brooke Schlosser Brooke Schlosser ... Sue Kenney
Kyle Coffman Kyle Coffman ... Dakin
Jonny Weston ... Thom
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Storyline

James Sveck is a lonely youth 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 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. Written by nico paholo paholo

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Drama

Certificate:

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Italian Film Awards presented by the Italian Association of Cinematographic Journalists: 2012 Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) Winner, Best Original Song, Performed by Elisa. See more »

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[first lines]
James Sveck: I wish the whole day was like breakfast, when people are still connected to their dreams, focused inward and... and not yet ready to engage with the world. If it was always breakfast, I would be fine.
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References Dogtooth (2009) See more »

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Collegiate Rhythm
Written by Keith Nichols
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Review of Someday this Pain Will Be Useful To You
27 September 2012 | by davidgreen9787See all my reviews

This film was fantastic. I have almost nothing in common with the main character, but I somehow managed to connect with him in multiple ways. He embodies the tortured teen spirit that comes inevitably with an unstable home environment, and his confusion is expertly depicted through the film's witty dialogue and realistic nature. I also thoroughly enjoyed Aubrey Plaza's character; she was charming as usual and played the part very well. The cast was very well chosen and had great chemistry - each individual actor is clearly talented but when put together they are a force. I have only good things to say about this movie!


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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$666,922
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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