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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

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Summary: James has a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. Living in New York City, the child of divorced parents who may be better served examining their own lives, James rejects all the assumptions that govern the adult world around him, including the expectation that he will go college in the Fall. Grappling with his future, his sexuality, and his screwed up family, including his 20 year-old memoir-writing sister, James looks for solace in his books, the untraditional ways of his eccentric grandmother and the wisdom gained while running with his therapist. (Four of a Kind Productions)
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Runtime: 95 min
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Production: Rai Cinema
Countries: USA, Italy
Language: English
Director Credit
Roberto Faenza Director
Writer Credit
Dahlia Heyman Writer
Peter Cameron Writer
Roberto Faenza Writer
Cast Credit
Aubrey Plaza Real Estate Agent
Christine Nelson Student
Christopher Mann Guard
Deborah Ann Woll Gillian Sveck
Dieter Riesle Man Visitor
Dree Hemingway Cast
Ellen Burstyn Nanette
John Mancini Army General
Jonny Weston Thom
Lucy Liu Life Coach
Marcia Gay Harden Marjorie Dunfour
Peter Gallagher Paul Sveck
Peter Y. Kim Funeral Waiter
Rainer Judd German Art Buyer
Rekha Luther Olivia
Siobhan Fallon Mrs. Beemer
Stephen Lang Barry Rogers
Toby Regbo James Sveck
Producer Credit
Adriano Wajskol Associate Producer
Allen Bain Producer
Avy Kaufman Executive Producer
Brittany Dankner Assistant Producer
Christian Plume Assistant Producer
Dahlia Heyman Executive Producer
David Morris Kelly Production Executive
Elda Ferri Producer
Heidi Keller Assistant Producer
Jackie Schwartz Assistant Producer
Jesse Scolaro Co-Producer
Jessica Weinerman Assistant Producer
Milena Canonero Executive Producer
Ron Stein Producer
Rose Ganguzza Executive Producer
Sean Garrett Fogel Line Producer
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