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James White (2015)

R | | Drama | 13 November 2015 (USA)
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James, a twenty-something New Yorker, struggles to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Abbott ... James White
Cynthia Nixon ... Gail White
Kid Cudi ... Nick (as Scott Mescudi)
Makenzie Leigh ... Jayne
Scott Cohen ... Barry White
David Call ... Elliot
Ron Livingston ... Ben
Laura Johnston Laura Johnston ... Genie
Jeanette Dilone ... Irene (Spanish Girl)
Bhavesh Patel ... Dr. Lobo
Linda Powell Linda Powell ... Nurse
Jessica Wong Jessica Wong ... Jesse
Sue Jean Kim ... Karen
Hubert Point-Du Jour ... EMT #1
Bradley Fleischer Bradley Fleischer ... EMT #2
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James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. Written by Film Arcade

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Rated R for drug use, some sexuality/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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The favorite film of actor Timothée Chalamet. See more »

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James White: I am not going to drink. And I am not going to smoke. I'm going to write and I'm going to meditate and I'm going to eat healthy and I'm going to swim and I'm going to work out and I'm going to write about all those feelings that are welled up inside me and when I get back I will get a place and a job but I need to go away. And when I come back I will be ready for life.
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Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory)
Written by D. Pittman, E. Murry, J. Grinnage
Performed by M.O.P.
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A very dark movie, definitely worth a watch
28 October 2016 | by WLSleddySee all my reviews

This movie revolves around the unfortunate events that continuously plague James White (Christopher Abott) in this harrowing spiral into addiction and utter darkness.

This movie is extremely character driven, relying heavily on the actors performances. The acting was exactly where it needed to be, adding a sense of realism, giving this movie a very uncomfortable feel. Christopher Abott plays the role perfectly, in this breakout performance. Cynthia Nixon also gives a memorable performance as a cancer-stricken mother of James.

It is top-quality filmmaking, giving you a glimpse into life in it's most authentic form. It makes you feel different emotions, a sense of what it is to be. It has a gloomy feel throughout which gives the perfect vibe to the subject matter of the movie.

Overall it is a film that boasts strong performances from all involved. It is a very dark movie that is definitely deserving of it's Sundance praise.


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Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,007, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$101,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,368
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2.35 : 1
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