Thumbsucker (2005, USA) C-96m. SCOPE ** D: Mike Mills. Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves, Benjamin Bratt, Kelli Garner, Vince Vaughn. Slice-of-life from the American lower middle-class. Pucci is a 17-year-old suffering from teen angst, who still sucks his thumb. He is looking for a place in society, while his parents are going through a difficult time as well. Occasionally telling drama has some offbeat casting, but fails to ignite sparks. Based on a novel by Walter Kirn.

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