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Rotten: On the downside: There is a wackness to The Wackness, a saggy psychic undertow that drags down its lighter and smarter aspects.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, July 25, 2008
Fresh: This is a gently humorous and beautifully moving film.
- Annette Basile, FILMINK (Australia), Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Levine, who wrote the film as well as directed it, re-creates 1994 with the painstaking detail usually reserved for period pieces and costume dramas.
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, July 17, 2008
Could have gone horribly wrong with narcissistic preppy New Yorkers as its subject but stays just the right side of teeth grating thanks to a script full of rye observation and another great show from Kingsley - is their nothing this man can't do ! Drug addicted comedy shrink who hangs out with a kid, no problem.
- gor41, Saturday, November 6, 2010
Not great but not all that good either.The best thing about this movie was the soundtrack which I probably wouldnt mind buying if I found it cheap somewhere & the memories this movie brung back of high school days
- dukeakasmudge, Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The Wackness is a coming-of-age story set in New York City in the 90's, and features all the things that you would expect from this kind of movie - the ups and downs of a guy's first experience with love, family problems, etc. I liked it a lot at first, but it got a lot less interesting for me towards the end. Things just started to bog down in a haze of drugs and self-reflection (especially the storyline of the psychiatrist). The Wackness had a good thing going, but couldn't quite manage to sustain it throughout the whole movie.
- lewiskendell, Wednesday, April 28, 2010