“The Wackness” starring Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Method Man, Famke Janssen and Mary-Kate Olsen premiered at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday. Here are some of the reviews it’s received so far! It’s been a remarkably postive for director Johnathan Levine’s second film!
Slash Film was presently surprised by the film:
Every year at Sundance I see a film during the first weekend that I absolutely fall in love with. Because it’s only the opening weekend, I try not to claim that a film is the best of this year’s festival. But usually my emotions win out and I make such a claim in a non-direct kind of way, which may explain this opening paragraph. Because this year The Wackness is that film.
You can read the rest of the review here.
First Showing also loved the film:
Set in New York City, The Wackness is an eclectic yet hilarious story about a loser-turned-pot-dealer named Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck), who has no friends, deals drugs to his psychiatrist, and has the hots for his daughter. The Wackness’ director Jonathan Levine is already defining a new generation of filmmakers along the likes of Jason Reitman and Jared Hess. With this, he’s created one of the most memorable films from Sundance so far.
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I’ll add more reviews as they are written!!