The Wackness, writer-director Jonathan Levine’s hip-hop-heavy coming-of-age film, is an evocative love letter to early-’90s NYC. But given that the hero (Josh Peck) works as a drug dealer, it’s oddly incident-light. On an amiable commentary EXTRA, Peck recalls that Levine’s brother had to give costar Ben Kingsley a ”bong-smoking lesson.” B-
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck; Starring: Famke Janssen; Director: Jonathan Levine; Author: Jonathan Levine; Release Date Limited: 07/03/2008; Release Date Wide: 04/29/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 101; MPAA Rating: R
Posted December 31 2008 — 12:00 AM EST
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