Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Thumbsucker is a good independant film, with themes of teen angst and family struggle. In trying to stop thumbsucking, a teenager searches for his self worth. He goes the route of hypnosis and ritilin (interesting combination) and finds himself sooner than he expects. Vince Vaughn as the debate coach, and Justin Cobb as the teenager, give outstanding performances. Vaughn's is a serious role, and he plays it well. Tilda Swinton and Vincent D'Onofrio are very real, playing the young man's parents.