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What is a Thumbsucker?

Published August 2, 2005 in Movie Trailers
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Sony Pictures Classics
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I had no idea that there was a film titled Thumbsucker until this morning when I had received an email from 'smith' stating that a trailer was now up online from Sony Pictures Classics. What is this film you ask? Well, it is hard to say, but let me just point out that it features a cast of names that include Lou Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves, Benjamin Bratt, Kelli Garner and Chase Offerle.

Sound interesting? Well, what if I said the story of the film revolves around sucking a thumb, multiple sexual partners, sticky greens, Keanu Reeves, girls in their panties, ADD, and ADHD? Now that is something to see!

Thumbsucker Trailer

Besides boasting an impressive cast, Thumbsucker also has an official synopsis that is the length of a bible. Check out the intoduction to the synopsis below:

It's not easy growing up, no matter what age you are...

Justin Cobb (LOU PUCCI) still sucks his thumb at 17. He wants to stop and knows that his thumbsucking is disrupting his family, his love life and his identity. The only thing that changes his behavior is hypnosis therapy administered by his "guru" orthodontist. But while Justin felt this would solve all his problems and he would finally be "normal," his troubles were really just beginning. Thumbsucking was only a symptom of a deep-seated fear: that he and his father aren't good enough for his mother, and that she would leave them. Thumbsucking was the only way to soothe this fear. Once that is gone Justin spirals into manic behavior, is diagnosed with ADHD and put on Ritalin, which becomes a substitute for his thumb. When the high of the prescription drugs and a newfound success at school crash, Justin turns to pot and sex to replace his thumb.

I really cannot tell what the hell is going on in Thumbsucker, but it does look to have a comedic mixture from the likes of Napoleon Dynamite and Life Aquatic. While this might not be that impressive for some... did you see all the girls in their panties?

Watch the first trailer for Thumbsucker at Sony Pictures.

Though it may not be completed by the time you read this, go to the Thumbsucker Movie Page.

Stay tuned for updates.

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