Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

DVD - 2013
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A sensitive yet perceptive New York City teen wrestles with his sexuality, his prospects for the future, and severe family dysfunction in the wake of his parents' divorce in director Roberto Faenza's adaptation of the bestseller by author Peter Cameron. James (Toby Regbo) is a teenage boy with an acute eye for observation, but he lacks the social skills to get ahead in life. His future looking increasingly uncertain as his family falls apart, James watches in bemusement as his melodramatic 20-year-old sister (Deborah Ann Woll) prepares to pen her memoirs, takes advice from his quirky grandmother (Ellyn Burstyn), and discovers that some lessons are best learned with your body in motion during running sessions with his sharply observant life coach (Lucy Liu).


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Apr 19, 2014

Not bad, not fantastic but keeps you entertained. I think a lot of teens growing up go through some of what the story is about.

jmmason Aug 21, 2013

I kept looking for Jill Clayburgh to show-up to work her magic and save this thing the way she did the other one...with the scissors. This movie could easily have been titled "The Echo Waltz."

ravenheart May 03, 2013

I found nearly all of the characters to be pretty unlikeable and the story is just a meandering mess. I really think the culprit here is a bad screenplay and poor direction by Italian film maker Roberto Faenza. If you decide to try this one, and you don't like the first 15 minutes or so, then go ahead and stop watching, because I guarantee you it won't get any better. It's poor to mediocre all the way through.

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