• Norman (2011)


Release Date: October 21st, 2011

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2014

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

Production Co: North by Northwest Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    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

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    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

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