The Wackness

Set New York City at the dawn of the Giuliani-era, writer-director Jonathan Levine's second feature is a deeply personal coming-of-age story steeped in heady nostalgia and all the creative myopia that too often comes with it. Manhattan's Upper East Side, 1994. As newly elected mayor Rudolph Giuliani begins his crackdown on all the drug dealers, squeegee...read more

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  • Released: 2008
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Set New York City at the dawn of the Giuliani-era, writer-director Jonathan Levine's second feature is a deeply personal coming-of-age story steeped in heady nostalgia and all the creative myopia that too often comes with it. Manhattan's Upper East Sid… (more)

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