R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
It's the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip-hop. Set against this backdrop, a lonely teenager named Luke Shapiro spends his last summer before university selling marijuana throughout New York City, trading it with his unorthodox psychotherapist for treatment, while having a crush on his stepdaughter.
The first song in the movie, to which Luke is listening on his headphones, is "The World is Yours", which features the lyrics "I sip the Dom P, watchin' Gandhi till I'm charged." Sir Ben Kingsley won an Oscar for portraying the title character in Gandhi (1982).
Mrs. Shapiro: You smoke?
Luke Shapiro: Everything.
When Stephanie gives Luke her number, Luke puts the piece of paper in his pocket. When he later checks it out, the paper is neat and without any creases whatsoever.
When the Sony Pictures Classics logo appears at the very beginning and at the very end of the film, the word "classics" is erased and replaced with a graffiti rendering of the same word.
$138,401 6 July 2008