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 that Luke is listening to on his headphones is "The World is Yours," which features the lyric "I sip the Dom P, watchin' Gandhi till I'm charged." Ben Kingsley won an Oscar for portraying the title character in Gandhi (1982).
Sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing, and right now is one of those times.
Curlz, the font used on Stephanie's yearbook page, was not released until 1995.
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 (USA) (6 July 2008)
$2,077,116 (USA) (23 October 2008)
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