MANIC (2003) The lack of therapeutic breakthroughs in an indie drama about troubled teen patients in a mental institution is a good thing. The intrusive, jittery, digital-video… 2003-04-25 R PT100M Drama Don Cheadle Joseph Gordon-Levitt Zooey Deschanel IFC Films
Movie Review

MANIC (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: Apr 25, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 100 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Don Cheadle and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Distributor: IFC Films

The lack of therapeutic breakthroughs in an indie drama about troubled teen patients in a mental institution is a good thing. The intrusive, jittery, digital-video camera work is not.

Originally posted May 23, 2003 Published in issue #711 May 23, 2003 Order article reprints