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R| 1 hr. 34 min.

Plot Summary
Steve Martin is a prosperous dentist, secure in his neatly ordered existence and happily engaged to his ambitious dental hygienist (Laura Dern). But when an alluring new patient (Helena Bonham Carter) steps into his life, this ordinary man discovers how little control he has over his world as he is drawn into a maelstrom of sex, drugs and murder. Edgy and unpredictable, "Novocaine" also stars Kevin Bacon and Scott Caan and marks the feature directorial debut of writer David Atkins.

Cast: Steve Martin , Helena Bonham Carter , Laura Dern , Elias Koteas , Scott Caan , Keith David , Chelcie Ross , Lynne Thigpen

Director: David Atkins

Genres: Thriller, Comedy

Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

Novocaine (2001)

Release Date: November 16th, 2001|1 hr. 34 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Slack direction fails to touch a nerve. Martin was scarier and funnier extracting Bill Murray's molars without Novocaine in "Little Shop of Horrors." Now that was one crazy dentist. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Spins an unconvincing, miscast noir tale. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    With Bonham Carter's been-there, done-that performance and a plot that spins out of control, we end up with a movie that you can't quite sink your teeth into. show more

  • May 14, 2012 cj00000000123833
    Report This User

    I (HARRIET MARIE YOUNGBLOOD) WAS A MOVIE EXTRA AS THE CHARACTER ROLE OF THE ANGRY MOM IN THIS MOVIE STARRING OPPOSITE OF MY FIRSTBORN SON WHOSE CHARACTER ROLE WAS OF THE DELINQUENT SON FOR THIS MOVIE \"NOVOCAINE\" THAT WAS PARTIALLY FILMED IN THE CICERO MUNICIPAL BUILDING IN 2000.

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