These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.
It might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.
| Original Score: D+
Roberto Faenza shoots his Manhattan-set action with a glossiness that's as bland as the soundtrack ballads.
| Original Score: .5/4
His pain may be useful to James someday, but to viewers, it's annoying right here and now.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's not exactly a trainwreck of a movie, but Someday This Pain is so void of depth and meaning, it often resembles a parody of the bruised teen subgenre.
Listless coming-of-age drama about teen's ho-hum "problems."
The film takes itself too seriously while it tackles familiar territory.
Several kinds of excruciating.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
The actors work overtime to make this would-be sensitive study of troubled youth work, but are undone by the windy triteness of the script.
This cliche-ridden coming of age story is as painfully awkward as its troubled teen protagonist.
The film is a pleasant watch, filled with nice little moments of comedy and tenderness, and optimistic about the fate of dreamers who happen to be a little slow out of the starting gate.
| Original Score: 2.5/4