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James White (2015)

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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.


Josh Mond


Josh Mond
9 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džejms Vajt See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,007, 15 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$94,464, 13 December 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,368, 20 December 2015
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot in 22 days: 18 days in New York and 4 days in Mexico. See more »


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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Not exactly White on! But Abbott and Nixon shined!
8 July 2016 | by meezaSee all my reviews

"James White" is the story of the New England Patriots' running back struggle to make the team, and insert himself as a 3rd Down specialist. Just kidding! And only die-hard football fans will get that one. "James White" is actually a mediocre somber film about a mother dying from cancer and her party-festive son's struggle to care for her. Writer- Director Josh Mond sure insert some "Mond"ay blues in this film showing the deterioration of a middle-aged woman dying from cancer, and her party-loving son's difficulty dealing with it. The Mond issue here is that there is not much more to this. The film lacked a layered screenplay, and creative direction. However, I must state that the acting was superb! Christopher Abbott dazzled as the title character, and Cynthia Nixon was outstanding as James' dying mother Gail. So I would not subject "James White" to the bench, but I would not exactly touch down with "James White". *** Average

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