REEL 13
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Thumbsucker

Air Date: March 28, 2009

Thumbsucker

Thumbsucker

Synopsis:

In 2005′s Thumbsucker, Justin (Lou Taylor Pucci) throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb by experimenting with hypnosis, sex and drugs. Mike Mills’s dark comedy features an all-star supporting cast, including Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton, Vincent D’Onofrio, Vince Vaughan, Benjamin Bratt, and Keanu Reeves.

Directed by: Mike Mills

Writer-director Mike Mills adapted Walter Kirn’s novel for Thumbsucker, earning an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best First Feature for his work. A 1989 graduate of Cooper Union in New York City, Mills’s creative roots are in the subcultures of punk rock and skateboarding. He has created ads for The Gap, Volkswagon, and Nike, and videos for such musical acts as Moby, Yoko Ono and Air. Thumbsucker was an official selection of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.

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  • Rafael cobos

    i like the film and i would love to work with keanu .

    Rafa.

  • ANTHONY ASPURU

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE IT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANTS OF HAVING AND OPEN RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PARENTS AS WELL AS BEING ABLE TO GROW AND LEARN FOR EACH OTHER.

  • MARCUS

    THE BEST ADDICTIONS ARE NATURLLY

  • Alessandro

    This is an interesting and engaging film. The character development is so great that one finds himself cheering for Justin as he climbs speedily up the ladder of success and cringing as he spirals downward. The end of the film was at the same time sad but full of hope. The pacing was at times slow, but overall the film was nice. Thanks for broadcasting this.

  • carol

    I loved this film. It was triumphant, and a great coming-of-age story.

  • Dale

    This movie was great. The story was creative, new and fresh. Comming of age in a new era. The acting was superb. It was just refreshing to share Justin’s experience. I guess we all evolve from the pathologies of our parents…