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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.

Director:

Roberto Faenza

Writers:

Peter Cameron (based on the novel by), Roberto Faenza | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Regbo ... James
Marcia Gay Harden ... Marjorie
Peter Gallagher ... Paul
Lucy Liu ... Rowena
Stephen Lang ... Barry Rogers
Deborah Ann Woll ... Gillian
Ellen Burstyn ... Nanette
Aubrey Plaza ... Jeanine Breemer
Gilbert Owuor ... John
Dree Hemingway ... Rhonda
Olek Krupa ... Henryk Maria
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Mrs. Breemer (as Siobhan Fallon)
Brooke Schlosser Brooke Schlosser ... Sue Kenney
Kyle Coffman Kyle Coffman ... Dakin
Jonny Weston ... Thom
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James Sveck is a lonely youth in the summer before he goes off to college at Brown University. Apart from hanging with his grandmother, James prefers solitude. The story is told in first person narration, which helps give an intimate inside view of James as he works through his life at the therapy sessions which his parents insist he goes to. We learn about James's past and present through the stories he tells. Written by nico paholo paholo / edited by statmanjeff

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Drama

Certificate:

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Italian Film Awards presented by the Italian Association of Cinematographic Journalists: 2012 Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) Winner, Best Original Song, Performed by Elisa. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Sveck: I wish the whole day was like breakfast, when people are still connected to their dreams, focused inward and... and not yet ready to engage with the world. If it was always breakfast, I would be fine.
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Connections

References The Return (2003) See more »

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Blue City
Written by Paul Bosko and Jill Bosko
Performed by Paul Bosko
Special "Someday version" re-edited by John Creamer
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User Reviews

 
Wonderfully, deep and feeling!
16 July 2012 | by Jack-KnifeSee all my reviews

This movie was one of those that managed to get really really close to me, and sometimes it even touched me deep. But that may be just all because I feel personally so connected I can relate nearly identical to the main actor's character thoughts, doubts, emotions and soul, except for the two facts I am twice as old and, unlike him, know what love feels like. Damn, the are so many scenes, dialoge I would myself already have put into a book which I never wrote because im so lazy and forgetful - to watch the movie made me feel so good, and happy to see there are now and then some inspired and talented filmmakers and actors out there who can shine. Love this flick. 9 out of 10 my rating *********


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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$666,922
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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