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THE WACKNESS Movie Poster * BEN KINGSLEY * 27"x 40" Rare 2008 NEW : Large Wall Size : 27" inches wide by 40" inches high. Original Official USA Advance Release Advertising Poster for the July 3rd 2008 U.S. Limited Release of " The Wackness ". The Wackness is a 2008 comedy directed and written by Jonathan Levine and starring Famke Janssen, Sir Ben Kingsley and Josh Peck. The film is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. It’s the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip hop and wafting with the aroma of marijuana. The newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is only beginning to implement his initiatives against crimes such as noisy portable radio, graffiti and public drunkenness. “The Wackness” centers upon a troubled high school student named Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck)—a teenage marijuana dealer who forms a friendship with Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley), a psychiatrist and kindred lost soul. When the doctor proposes Luke trade him marijuana for therapy sessions, the two begin to explore both New York City and their own depression.The Wackness was awarded the Audience Award for Dramatic Film at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. This , Jonathan Levine’s second feature ( directed " All the Boys Love Mandy Lane " ) , is set in the hot summer of 1994, when gangsta rap was beginning to penetrate into mainstream culture and a young depressed drug-dealer named Luke (Josh Peck in a career making performance) sets off on a journey to get laid before he goes off to college. Problem is that Luke is a combination loser/loner (what I like to call - “Loneser”). His only friend is his oddball psychiatrist Dr. Squires (a Harvey Keitel-looking Ben Kingsley) is suffering from a late-middle age crisis, and takes pot for trade for therapy sessions. Luke falls in love with Squires’ step-daughter Stephanie (Juno’s sexy supporting star Olivia Thirlby), while Dr. Squires makes out with a hippied-out Mary-Kate Olsen (yuck) in a phone booth. The Wackness has the polish of a hip music video with the rawness of a gritty documentary. Imagine if Michael Bay shot a dramatic indie film. The Squid and the Whale for the NES generation, filled with Sex, Drugs and Rap music. The film perfectly captures the mood of the early to mid 90’s, referencing anything and everything from gameboys to Biggie Smalls, Giuliani’s overhaul of New York City to the fantastic 90’s compilation soundtrack. Levine takes chances, intercutting fantastical dream and musical sequences with a realistic dramatic story. The Wackness is such a refreshing take on the coming-of-age story. Jonathan Levine has solidified himself as a solid next gen filmmaker, following in the talents of Paul Thomas Anderson, Darren Aronofsky, and Wes Anderson. See Kingsley like you’ve never seen him before, and Olivia Thirlby in her first breakout leading role. While this movie might not be as easily accessible as Little Miss Sunshine or Juno, the film will strike a strong connection with it’s targeted demographic (which I just so happen to fit into). The Wackness is the film to see at this year’s Sundance, and is already an early contender for this year’s top 10. This New Original Poster is Printed in Brilliant Razor-sharp 6 color production on thick advertising poster stock paper. Will be carefully rolled and shipped in a heavy duty tube and shipped Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation / Tracking .This Poster is in New Condition. This is a great The Wackness / Ben Kingsley Collectors item of a unique dramatic film that is destine to be a classic. Ready for framing , or simply hang as is ~ great for a Den , Movie room or Dorm room. Please email with any questions before purchasing if you are unsure about something. We ONLY accept Money Orders , Cashiers Checks or U.S. Cash as payment ( we do NOT accept personal checks or online payment at all ). Please email about local pick-up , we are located in NYC in Times Square. All International Customers MUST email us before purchasing this item.