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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.

Director:

Josh Mond

Writer:

Josh Mond
9 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džejms Vajt See more »

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The favorite film of actor Timothée Chalamet. See more »

Quotes

James White: Your stem cell transplants and your steroids. Who fought for you? I am your son and that is what I'm supposed to do. And I'm happy to be here because I love you.
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Written by ASAP Rocky and Clams Casino (as Michael Volpe)
Performed by ASAP Rocky (as A$AP Rocky)
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Incredibly tough to watch. Visceral and haunting performances
26 March 2016 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I just did not expect... that. Great respect to Josh Mond. I think he took on an incredibly heavy film that managed to feel incredibly visceral in its portrayal. I could physically feel it, its last 30 minutes probably being the most uncomfortable film-watching experience of any film from 2015. What makes it work so well are the performances. There's such an innate authenticity and raw power to the cast's work here. I've liked Christopher Abbott from what I've seen him in, most notably Girls. I never would have thought he was capable of what he did here though. Definitely one of the best performances of last year. Not a fun film to watch at all, but holding that as a criticism would be a complete disservice to everything the film does well.


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