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American Loser (2007)

Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot (original title)
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A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of ... See full summary »

Writers:

Tod Harrison Williams, Jeff Nichols (based on the book: "The Little Yellow Bus" by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Seann William Scott ... Jeff Nichols
Gretchen Mol ... Lynn
Deirdre O'Connell ... Cynthia
Kevin Conway ... Bert
Jeff Garlin ... Lenny
Denis O'Hare ... Mike
Stephen Adly Guirgis ... Al
Charlie Tahan ... Little Jeff
Tonye Patano ... Mrs. Shelby
Jonathan Ames ... Chairperson
Jayce Bartok ... Brian from Boarding School
Erica Fae ... Receptionist (as Erica Berg)
Susannah Bianchi Susannah Bianchi ... Mary - AA Member
Ian Buchanan ... Terry
Matthew Cowles ... Detoxer
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A dramatic comedy about a self-induced attention-deficit disordered, learning disabled, Tourette's syndrome suffering, balance impaired, alcoholic young man from the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the gold-digging girl who inspires him to try to get it together.

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He may be a total disaster... but at least he's entertaining.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Towards the end of the closing credits, there is a clip of the real Jeff Nichols performing stand up comedy. See more »

Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Mister Loveman
Written by Keith Colley
Performed by Gretchen Mol
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Great surprise!
12 June 2008 | by TheTwistedLiverSee all my reviews

I have to be honest, I really wasn't expecting much out of this film, I mean, Stiffler in a serious role? but wow was I pleasantly surprised, pleased as punch I would almost say. A truly heartfelt film, you get the sense the writer/director genuinely felt for his subject, which from what I have read about this film is really based on a true story which makes it even more funny in my opinion. The stuff in this movie is so funny it could not have been made up! Really well done with the writing and directing and I think it was the writer/directors debut film? which to me is even more impressive. Some of the scenes had me rolling on the floor with laughter, all in all well worth seeing, great, original and heartfelt, I really look forward to seeing more from this writer/director and I heard a rumor he plays the banjo!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Loser See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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