Saturday, February 28, 2009
"I look at the dopeness in life, and you look at the wackness." During the summer of 1994, 18-year-old dope dealer angst-filled Jeffrey seeks counsel from a psychiatrist in exchange for a gram of pot. It turns out his psychiatrist is more wacked than Jeffery who is just trying to earn the love of Dr. Squire's step-daughter. Jeffery is played by Josh Peck who is charming and likable -- he pushes an ice cart around New York City filled with dime bags while moping about life. The movie centers around his friendship with Dr. Squire played by Ben Kingsley who is hilarious as the depressed man-child. Their conversations about how to make it through troubled times, an unhappy marriage and arguing parents, are well-written and insightful. I really enjoyed The Wackness.