* NORMAN






Publication: The Stranger
Author: West, Lindy
Date published: May 19, 2011

* NORMAN

USA, 2010 (97 min.)

Dir. Jonathan Segal

Norman is your standard wisecracking teen outsider: smart, bored, a little lonely, understands Shakespeare and shit. He's also got a dying father at home (the always remarkable Richard Jenkins)-a secret so overwhelming that he wants to embrace and run from and deny and be crushed by all at once. So, in a moment of unthinking grief, he tells everyone at school that he has cancer (Surely Funke-style). Whoops. As you know, schemes of this nature never work out. Norman falls victim to some predictable tropes, but the performances are heartfelt and catch you where it counts. (LINDY WEST)

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