• Thumbsucker (2005)


Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2006

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

Director: Mike Mills

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: This Is That Productions, Good Machine, Bull's Eye Entertainment, Keep Your Head, Scared Little Animals LLC

Keywords: Cheeky, Transformation, School, Love, Creative, Doctor, Father, Growing up, Mother, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Thumbsucker is a head-scratcher. It's well directed and acted. Yet the story has little emotional pull. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Quiet, quirky gem. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling 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

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