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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 October 2012 (USA)
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A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.

Director:

Roberto Faenza

Writers:

Peter Cameron (based on the novel by), Roberto Faenza | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Regbo ... James Sveck
Marcia Gay Harden ... Marjorie Dunfour
Peter Gallagher ... Paul Sveck
Lucy Liu ... Rowena
Stephen Lang ... Barry Rogers
Deborah Ann Woll ... Gillian Sveck
Ellen Burstyn ... Nanette
Aubrey Plaza ... Jeanine Breemer
Gilbert Owuor ... John Webster
Dree Hemingway ... Rhonda
Olek Krupa ... Henryk Maria
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Mrs. Breemer (as Siobhan Fallon)
Brooke Schlosser Brooke Schlosser ... Sue Kenney
Kyle Coffman Kyle Coffman ... Dakin
Jonny Weston ... Thom
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Storyline

James Sveck is a lonely youth in the summer before he goes off to college at Brown University. Apart from hanging with his grandmother, James prefers solitude. The story is told in first person narration, which helps give an intimate inside view of James as he works through his life at the therapy sessions which his parents insist he goes to. We learn about James's past and present through the stories he tells. Written by nico paholo paholo / edited by statmanjeff

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Drama

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Country:

Italy | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Du wirst schon noch sehen, wozu es gut ist See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Love is Requited" (ritten by Andrea Guerra (music) and Michele Von Buren, performed by Elisa Toffoli) won the "Nastro D'Argento 2012" for the Best Original Song written for a film. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Sveck: I wish the whole day was like breakfast, when people are still connected to their dreams, focused inward and... and not yet ready to engage with the world. If it was always breakfast, I would be fine.
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Connections

References Black Narcissus (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is Requited
Music by Andrea Guerra
Lyrics by 'Michele Von Buren'
Performed by Elisa (as Elisa Toffoli)
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You've got it all wrong.
14 December 2013 | by azrael-seraphinSee all my reviews

To all of those people out there commenting on how bad the acting was or how poorly the script was written or how there was no plot to the movie. You. Are. Wrong. As someone who read, and absolutely loved, the book I would like to say how much it meant to me that someone else enjoyed this book enough to craft it into a movie. When I first found this piece I was incredibly moved by it. Having gone through trials and tribulations as James had, finding someone out there, even fictional, who had experiences similar to my own was a godsend. I'd been there. I knew the pain of not belonging and the pressure to do so. I'd had those same hopeless thoughts. This book, if not saved than severely changed my life. So to all of you ragging on this movie because of its "flaws", you don't understand the message behind it, and I feel extremely sorry for you.


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