In een poging van het duimzuigen af te komen, gaat de tiener Justin naar zijn hippie-achtige orthodontist, die hem onder hypnose brengt
Thumbsucker / written and dir. by Mike Mills ; based on the novel by Walter Kirn
Mike Mills
Benjamin Bratt Vincent D'Onofrio Kelli Garner Lou Taylor Pucci Keanu Reeves Tilda Swinton Vince Vaughn
Based on the work of
Walter Kirn
[Plaats van uitgave niet vastgesteld]: Universal, 2006
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
ca. 93 min.
Engels gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands

Availability in Flemish libraries

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Amerikaanse tragi-komedie uit 2005 van Mike Mills, met Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves e.a. Justin, een tiener uit een excentrieke familie, zuigt nog altijd op zijn duim. In een poging hiervan af te komen, gaat hij naar een leraar op school en vervolgens naar een hippie-achtige orthodontist die hem onder hypnose brengt. Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun Times,i) geeft 3 (van 5) sterren en vindt dat er goed geacteerd wordt in deze film. Stella Papamichael (BBC Movies Reviews,i) geeft ook 3 (van 5) sterren: 'Fortunately writer/director Mike Mills (adapting the novel of Walterr Kirn) goes beyond the opening gimmick to deliver a compassionate and amusingly skewed story about embracing your weirdness. (...) Like Justin, Mills struggles to make his point, but even so, this is a tender portrait of teenhood that offers more to chew on than your average slice of American Pie.'

About Mike Mills

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Michael Edward Mills (born December 17, 1958) is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock band R.E.M. Though known primarily as a bass guitarist, backing vocalist, and pianist, his musical repertoire also includes keyboards, guitar, percussion instruments and occasional lead vocals. He contributed to a majority of the band's musical compositions.

Early life

Michael Edward Mills was born to Frank and Adora Mills in Orange County, California, and moved to Macon, Georgia, when he was 10 years old. Mills met Bill Berry, who would later be his bandmate in R.E.M., in Macon.

Mills and Berry started out in bands together. Early projects included the band Shadowfax (later called The Back Door Band).

Mills attended the University of Georgia in Athens, which is where R.E.M. formed.


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