Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Ben Kingsley rules! "The Wackness" is such a fun movie.
Kingsley plays a well-to-do New York City psychiatrist with lots of problems of his own. For instance, he trades therapy sessions with his high school aged drug dealer for free pot. The length of the session determines the amount of pot.
But the two develop a mentor/mentee relationship that actually seems pretty genuine.
The title derives from a scene when one character describes her outlook on life as looking for "the wackness" instead of obsessing on "the dopeness."
I felt old during this scene.