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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
In the strange land known as suburbia, introverted adolescent Justin (Lou Pucci) spends the majority of his life pining after his attractive classmate Rebecca (Kelli Garner) and nervously sucking his thumb when he's alone. Oddly, after receiving some New Age advice from his spacey orthodontist, Perry (Keanu Reeves) -- and a helpful dose of prescription pills -- Justin becomes the outspoken star of his school's debate club. His extroverted persona, however, causes an all-new set of problems.

Cast: Lou Pucci , Tilda Swinton , Vince Vaughn , Vincent D'Onofrio , Keanu Reeves , Benjamin Bratt , Kelli Garner , Chase Offerle

Director: Mike Mills

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Thumbsucker (2005)

Release Date: September 16th, 2005|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Pucci is an actor to watch: He rides this spellbinder without softening the truths that plague the thumbsucker in all of us. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Often amusing but lacks the necessary bite. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The movie and its theme of self-acceptance has an honesty, undercut by occasional preciousness, that makes it worth seeing. show more

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Six years after his entertaining and intimate debut feature 'Thumbsucker' hit theaters, graphic designer-artist-filmmaker Mike Mills returns with 'Beginners,' a personal exploration of his...

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