Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)

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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a heart warming, funny and passionate portrait of a confused New York teenager, James Sveck, played by up-and-coming star Toby Regbo, and his loving, eccentric and dysfunctional family. James's staunch non-conformism leads him to teenage mistakes that are hard to undo. He refuses to go to college, after being accepted at Brown, and is interested in nothing - barring visits to his enigmatic, free-spirited grandmother Nanette, played by Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, the only one who seems to understand just how lost a restless 17-year-old can feel while trying to find himself in a confusing world. -- (C) Official Site

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This cliche-ridden coming of age story is as painfully awkward as its troubled teen protagonist.

Oct 8, 2012 | Full Review…

Several kinds of excruciating.

Oct 4, 2012 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…

His pain may be useful to James someday, but to viewers, it's annoying right here and now.

Oct 4, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.

Oct 4, 2012 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.

Oct 2, 2012 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 8, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4

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