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Thumbsucker

2005 Comedy/Drama Rated R 96 Minutes

Thumbsucker

In Theaters September 16, 2005
On 4K UHD Not Available
On Blu-ray Not Available
On DVD January 24, 2006

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Justin Cobb still sucks his thumb at 17. He wants to stop and knows that his thumbsucking is disrupting his family, his love life and his identity. The only thing that changes his behavior is hypnosis therapy administered by his "guru" orthodontist. But while Justin felt this would solve all his problems and he would finally be "normal," his troubles were really just beginning. Thumbsucking was only a symptom of a deep-seated fear: that he and his father aren't good enough for his mother, and that she would leave them. Thumbsucking was the only way to soothe this fear. Once that is gone Justin spirals into manic behavior, is diagnosed with ADHD and put on Ritalin, which becomes a substitute for his thumb. When the high of the prescription drugs and a newfound success at school crash, Justin turns to pot and sex to replace his thumb.

Rated R for drug/alcohol use and sexuality involving teens, language and a disturbing image.

Box office gross: $1.1 million. View box office history.

Released by Sony Pictures Classics. See more credits.