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R| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
A teenager (Dan Byrd) pretends to be dying from cancer as a way to cope with the realities of his daily existence and his father's (Richard Jenkins) terminal illness.

Cast: Dan Byrd , Emily VanCamp , Richard Jenkins , Adam Goldberg , Billy Lush , Camille Mana , Jesse Head , John Aylward

Director: Jonathan Segal

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: AMC Entertainment

Norman (2010)

Release Date: October 21st, 2011|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • The film built around Norman's brazen bit of acting out is uneven -- a strong, fresh first half is followed by a dismayingly earnest second. But there's enough that is winning and sharp to hold you until the end, even as you're disappointed by the direction the film takes. show more

  • For me, Richard Jenkins is the heart of Norman. How often I've admired him; even in unworthy roles, he has such strength, he never seems the need to try. show more

  • There's a winning emotional truth in the father-son scenes in this Spokane-shot sleeper, directed with skill and sensitivity by Jonathan Segal. show more

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Watch the Touching Trailer for the High School Drama 'Norman'

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Moviefone Staff on Oct 4th, 2011 3:30PM

For decades, filmmakers have been trying to capture the angst and unpredictable nature of the high school teenager. There are only a handful who have succeeded (John Hughes and Richard Linklater to...

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