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A New York Teen Tries Deals with Life in 'The Wackness'new

These days, if you were to drop stale slang terms like the adjective forms of "wack" or "dope," you'd probably sound, well, pretty wack.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  07-23-2008  |  Reviews

'The Wackness': The Coming-of-age Story You've Heard Beforenew

Watching Jonathan Levine's funny, sincere tale of a Manhattan B-boy navigating an inappropriate relationship with his middle-aged shrink while falling hard for the man's stepdaughter, I kept wondering where I'd seen it before. Oh, The Graduate.
Chicago Reader  |  J.R. Jones  |  07-14-2008  |  Reviews

'The Wackness' is More Than Just Another Pot Movienew

No, Jonathan Levine's movie, set on the sticky streets of New York in the summer of 1994, works well because each of its characters is going through his or her own coming-of-age experience, illustrating the fact that none of us ever truly has that moment when we transition to adulthood.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  07-09-2008  |  Reviews

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