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The Wackness (2008)

Ben Kingsley, The Wackness | BEN KINGSLEY

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2008; Limited Release: Jul 03, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 101 Minutes; With: Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck

Winner of this year's dramatic Audience Award at Sundance, The Wackness casts Ben Kingsley as a gonzo psychiatrist who scores marijuana from a teen patient played by Josh Peck (star of Nickelodeon's popular Drake & Josh). Set in 1994 Manhattan, it's a coming-of-age comedy that contains sex and a whole lot of drugs. So is Peck worried about scarring his tweener fan base? ''I remember hearing about Pulp Fiction in 1994, but my Moms wouldn't let me see it till years later,'' Peck says. ''So hopefully the kids who are into Drake & Josh will check out the DVD in a couple of years.'' (July 3)

Originally posted Apr 21, 2008 Published in issue #988-989 Apr 25, 2008 Order article reprints

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