James White

James White

Streaming Video - 2015
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James White's troubled life which includes his own addiction, continues to spiral downward after the loss of his father and news that his mother is battling cancer. He must find balance in his life to help conquer his addiction, maintain his relationship with his girlfriend, and care for his ailing mother or he'll lose them all.
Publisher: [United States] : BorderLine Films : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO HOOPLA
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 87 min.)) : sound, color
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)


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AL_LESLEY Mar 29, 2017

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

Mar 09, 2017

Did not enjoy it, did not finish it, could not suggest it.
Call me old fashion (of which I am not) but I don't understand how this movie is considered entertainment - a tale of the human condition possibly, so label it so.

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.

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.

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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