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The Wackness

  R HD Closed Captioning

Jonathan Levine

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Plot Summary

New York, summer 1994, the greatest year in hip-hop, a troubled teenage drug dealer trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist intent on living his life to the fullest. The two form an unlikely friendship, but things get complicated when the kid falls for the doctor's daughter.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 127
  • Fresh: 88
  • Rotten: 39
  • Average Rating: 6.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The characters are sympathetically drawn and the modest wisdom rings true. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: On the downside: There is a wackness to The Wackness, a saggy psychic undertow that drags down its lighter and smarter aspects. – Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: That first sight of Ben Kingsley sucking down a bowl will burn into your memory. You may be watching The Wackness but it's hard to forget that this is Gandhi putting Bic to bong in Jonathan Levine's silly, sappy and sympathetic coming-of-age memoir. – Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The Wackness, for all its eccentricities and emotional pain, is really a sweet little film. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

best movie of the year

make it rentable!

The Dopeness

Best Movie of 2008. kept the story realistic and vibrant, very naturalist in its writing, you feel like its something that could happen to you, and captures human emotions and reactions well. Must See!!!!!! (and, besides, Josh Peck's acting is on point and he's hot!) Very, Very, Dope. there is no Wackness in sight in this movie :)


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The Wackness
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2009

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