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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) Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Oct 3, 2012
    33
    Not only doesn't achieve empathy for the minor plights of its human noodle of a hero Toby Regbo, it might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Oct 2, 2012
    30
    These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Oct 4, 2012
    30
    Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, a film based on Peter Cameron's novel, is several kinds of excruciating.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 4, 2012
    20
    Irritating and clich├ęd.
  5. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Oct 6, 2012
    16
    We strongly insist that any pain you experience while watching this movie will never be useful, anytime or anyplace.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 3, 2012
    12
    Roberto Faenza shoots his Manhattan-set action with a glossiness that's as bland as the soundtrack ballads.
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