The Wackness premiering July 3 brings us Mary-Kate Olsen back. But it’s none of those silly Olsen flicks we watched before. The film captures the spell of 1994, a time of pagers, not cell phones; a time when Tupac and Biggie were alive but Kurt Cobain had just died.
The Wackness is an offbeat tale of two lost souls stumbling towards maturity. The movie centers upon a troubled high school student Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck), a teenage pot dealer who makes friends with Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley), a psychiatrist. When the doctor proposes Luke trade him weed for therapy sessions, the two begin to explore both New York City and their own depression.