• James White (2015)

James White

Release Date: November 13th, 2015

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

A young New Yorker (Christopher Abbott) struggles to control his reckless behavior as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles cancer.

Cast: Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Kid Cudi , Ron Livingston, Makenzie Leigh, David Call, Jeanette Dilone, David Harris

Director: Josh Mond

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Borderline Films

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Tricia OlszewskiTheWrap

    Abbott (“A Most Violent Year,” HBO’s “Girls”) is a revelation, creating a multidimensional character whose battling, sometimes uncontrollable emotions are clear in his warm and expressive eyes. show more

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Mond's skill at working with actors is equal to his fully developed visual style and assured modulation of atmosphere and tone. This may be a small movie, but it's an impressively rigorous one without an ounce of flab. show more

  • 90
    Bob MondelloNPR

    James White is never more moving than when the filmmaker shows his callow hero doing the best he can: when James helps his mom weather a particularly rough patch, for instance, with what amount to real-life bedtime stories. Imagining happy scenes he's pretty sure she'll never see — of James all grown up. show more

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