Ready for '90s Nostalgia? 'The Wackness' is Ill to the Core

East Bay Express | July 10, 2008
Writer-director Jonathan Levine's ingratiatingly funny comedy does more than just riff on a time and place -- it belongs to that great fraternity of novice-and-mentor films, a la Cinema Paradiso, in which an inexperienced person comes of age with the help of a kindly and more worldly friend.

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If one mayor represented all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties, that person's 2.5 million constituents would live in the country's fourth-largest city. And just as these East Bay counties are very different from the rest of the San Francisco...
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