A teenager (Lou Pucci) undergoes a personality change while trying to free himself of the need to suck his thumb.
" Mills, who hails from the world of music videos and TV commercials, has surrounded Pucci with a superlative group of actors, all of whom are in tune with his quiet, low-key approach to humor. "
" So no one would argue that Thumbsucker sucks. But the thing does seem just so indie-movie familiar. "
" A smart, funny, sometimes lovely little film. "
" A gently stirring symphony about emotional transition filled with lovely musical passages and softly nuanced performances. "
" Unlike so many movies in which a character changes in order to propel the plot forward, this one stops to follow up on the consequences of those changes. "
" Brave, funny leap into the abyss of adolescence. "
" Although often amusing, Thumbsucker lacks the necessary bite. "
" Mills, working from a novel by Walter Kirn, brings some unusual touches to a film that could easily have become a standard indie coming-of-age tale. "
" Mills makes his debut in impressive fashion, which means he finds a nice tone with which to take us on this familiar but ultimately rewarding ride. "
" A tender but glib coming-of-age journey. "
" Quiet, quirky gem. "
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