Thumbsucker is a 2005 American independent comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Mills and starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Kelli Garner, Benjamin Bratt, Vince Vaughn, and Keanu Reeves. The plot focuses on Justin Cobb, a teenager in suburban Oregon, as he copes with his thumb-sucking problem, romance, and his diagnosis with ADHD and subsequent experience using Ritalin. The screenplay was adapted from the 1999 Walter Kirn novel of the same name. Swinton also served as an executive producer.
Justin Cobb is a shy 17-year-old in a family of four in suburban Oregon. He has a persistent thumb-sucking habit his father disapproves of, which has led to major orthodontic repair. He addresses his parents by their first names, Mike and Audrey, so as not to make his father feel old. Audrey, a registered nurse, is idly fascinated by actor Matt Schramm, entering a contest to win a date with him. She insists it is "innocent fun", but is inordinately concerned with looking attractive for the contest.
|editor||Angus Wall Haines Hall|
|keywords||begin bicycle race cannabis coach debate team drug culture drug rehabilitation echinacea hypnosis id kiss learn meet neurosis new york university nyu orthodontic post-hypnotic suggestion pot power animal registered nurse rehab ritalin school counselor sexual act sleeptalking smoke somniloquy suggest|
|musicBy||Elliott Smith The Polyphonic Spree|
|producer||Anthony Bregman Bob Stephenson|
|productionCompany||Bob Yari Productions Bull's Eye Entertainment This Is That Cinema Go-Go|
|publisher||Sony Pictures Classics|
|theme||dance independent stoner urban|