• The Chumscrubber (2005)

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Release Date: August 26th, 2005

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2006

R|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
After a friend who sells prescription medication is killed, Dean (Jamie Bell) is confronted by Billy (Justin Chatwin), the high-school drug dealer, who demands he hand over the remaining stash. Dean refuses, causing Billy and his partner to plot to kidnap his younger brother, Charlie (Rory Culkin). However, unaware of what Charlie looks like, they accidentally abduct another boy. When neither parents nor law enforcement believes his story, Dean is forced to go on a rescue mission.

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Jamie Bell, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rita Wilson, Glenn Close, Allison Janney, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin

Director: Arie Posin

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: El Camino Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • An appallingly clumsy and stupid take on drugs, kidnapping and suicide in suburbia. show more

  • At once dreamily surreal, acutely intelligent, and strikingly tough-minded, this pitch-dark dramatic comedy recalls David Lynch and "Donnie Darko" while remaining fresh and original to its core. A stunning directorial debut. show more

  • A series of pretentious social commentary punctuated by windows of excellence that only make it more frustrating. show more

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