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The Wackness

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The Wackness
JoJo Whilden

The Wackness

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
101 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/03/08
Wide Release Date:
04/29/08
performer:
Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Famke Janssen
director:
Jonathan Levine
author:
Jonathan Levine

We gave it a B-

The Wackness, writer-director Jonathan Levine’s hip-hop-heavy coming-of-age film, is an evocative love letter to early-’90s NYC. But given that the hero (Josh Peck) works as a drug dealer, it’s oddly incident-light. On an amiable commentary EXTRA, Peck recalls that Levine’s brother had to give costar Ben Kingsley a ”bong-smoking lesson.” B-