Directed by Mike Mills • 2005 • United States
Starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D’Onofrio
Meet Justin Cobb (Lou Taylor Pucci, winner of the Best Actor prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival), a teenager who still sucks his thumb. Realizing this is totally disrupting his home, love, and school life, he allows his New Age orthodontist (Keanu Reeves) to break him of the habit through hypnosis. Now “cured,” Justin begins to experiment with prescription drugs, pot, and sex as alternate means to overcome his anxieties and become “normal”—never realizing normal is just a state of mind.