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March 30, 2006

Thumbsucker - 6

Up and coming star Lou Taylor Pucci (The Chumscrubber) plays a senior high schooler who has a problem with sucking his thumb. Cured by hypnosis from his dentist (played with melodramatic oddity by Keanu Reeves) and treatment for ADHD, he becomes a highly functioning debater for his school's team. The film is somewhat of a social commentary on the family and teenage life, while also making the case that we are not as screwed up as we think. It is an optimistic film, that shows that with a little work and care life is very livable.

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