James White

James White

DVD - 2016
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James White is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely.
Publisher: [United States] : Alchemy, [2016]
ISBN: 9781616663872
Branch Call Number: DVD JAMES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical
video file,DVD video

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ArapahoeLesley Mar 29, 2017

A quiet and thoughtful drama featuring a man on the brink.


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ArapahoeLesley Mar 29, 2017

A quiet and thoughtful drama featuring a man on the brink.

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voisjoe1_0
Jun 19, 2016

James White has just lost his estranged father and now his mother is going through serious cancer chemotherapy. Perhaps to forget the vice he feels enclosing around him, he drinks, fights, argues, etc. Perhaps this is just the way he always has been. In the film we really cannot be certain. This is a quite emotional and unique film. I have seen no other that has dared to tell this story. This is not a film for somebody looking for a good time.

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Nursebob
Jun 01, 2016

With no money, no job, and no clue, James White is an angry young man without a cause. Taking up residence on his mother’s couch he spends most of his waking time drinking, fighting, and self-medicating while burning as many bridges as he can. But when his mom is diagnosed with aggressive cancer right on the heels of his father’s funeral, James’ already juvenile coping skills leave him ill-prepared to be his mother’s keeper. Josh Mond’s searing character study tracing his protagonist’s self-implosion achieves a level of intimacy rarely seen on the big screen with cameras following a perpetually addled James from blaring discotheques to tearful bedside embraces. Watching this young man sabotage his every step secure in the knowledge that life somehow owes him something makes for harrowing viewing and marks lead actor Christopher Abbott as the next star to watch out for.

jpozenel Apr 12, 2016

Here I thought this was just going to be some movie about a twenty-something young slacker, but it turned out to be a very intense experience. Both extremely painful to watch and beautiful at the same time. Really great acting by Christopher Abbott (as James White) and Cynthia Nixon (as Gail White...his mother.) Together they both turn in a gut-wrenching performance.

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BenjaminBraddock
Mar 27, 2016

not worth it. Slow. cliche story... youthful anguish and despair...what am I going to do with my life, yada, yada, yada.
As for the technical quality, it's a bit above Super 8.

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