Thumbsucker Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Thumbsucker the Movie

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3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Seventeen year old Justin's (Pucci) underachieving, unfulfilled parents Mike (D'Onofrio) and Audrey (Swinton), saddled with their own baggage, are incapable of dealing with their son's embarrassing thumb-sucking habit. Justin's habit lands him in the office of the orthodontist/new-age guru Dr. Perry Lyman (Reeves), who uses hypnosis to break Justin's habit. But now without a coping mechanism Justin suffers from ADD. Newly armed with Ritalin and a pharmaceutically enhanced self-confidence, he becomes an arrogant, bullying monster. The beauty of this film is in the way Justin relates to the adults around him--all of whom range from eccentric to obscure and are played to perfection.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, Coming of Age, You are Getting Sleepy!, Teen Comedy, Bad Dads
Mike Mills
Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves, Benjamin Bratt, Kelli Garner, Chase Offerle
Joaquin Baca-Asay
Mike Mills
Brian Reitzell, Angus Wall, Haines Hall, Walter Cahall, April Napier, Judy Becker
Anthony Bregman, Bob Stephenson, This Is That Cinema Go-Go

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