Thumbsucker (2005)

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Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.


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  • Tilda Swinton in Thumbsucker (2005)
  • Keanu Reeves and Lou Taylor Pucci in Thumbsucker (2005)
  • Kelli Garner at an event for Thumbsucker (2005)

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19 September 2005 | cinna665
9
| A positive story of growing up
I saw Thumbsucker yesterday at Helsinki Movie Festival and was really positively surprised. I was not expecting much from a teen movie, but this one really made its way to my heart.

The story is about a 17-year-old Justin who has problems with his self confidence, and that causes him to suck his thumb. His tough guy father (Vincent D'Onofrio) of course does not like this, which makes it even worse. His mother (Tilda Swinton) lives in dreams and does not really seem to care what's going on in her family. His weirdo dentist (Keanu Reeves) uses even hypnosis to help him to get rid of his thumbsucking...

The story is about growing up, and Lou Taylor Pucci as Justin delivers a brilliant job. But the main thing are the "sidekicks": Reeves the dentist and Benjamin Bratt as a totally weird drug addict actor and Vince Vaughn as Justin's teacher just do it, give some laughter to the otherwise serious story, and make this movie enjoyment.

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$85,327 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$1,328,679

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,138,742

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