James White

James White

James White

Drama centred on James White (Christopher Abbott), a young man grappling with life in New York and all its accompanying excesses. As his mother Gail (Cynthia Nixon) encounters increasing health problems, James is torn between hedonism and responsibility, his coping strategies unsuited for the stresses he now faces. 

"James White is a confident and closely observed directorial debut that explores loss and the deep relationship between a mother and son. It marks Martha Marcy May Marlene producer Josh Mond's first appearance at the Festival as a writer/director. Abbott’s strong central performance is aided by a stellar supporting cast featuring Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi, and Ron Livingston (Drinking Buddies). Shot on location in New York City with an intimate visual style and a driving contemporary soundtrack, James White follows its lead into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity." (Sundance Film Festival)

Audience Award: Next Winner, Sundance Film Festival 2014
2015Rating: Exempt83 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

There wouldn't be much reason for us to care about what happens to the character at all were it not for the fugitive soulfulness that flickers in his eyes like a light at the end of some cavernous tunnel.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Other actors would have milked the dramatic opportunities here for all they were worth, but Nixon and Abbott - the latter glimpsed briefly in A Most Violent Year - keep their sights on the heartbreaking inevitability of the situation.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A viscerally acted drama whose rich visual and sonic textures intensify the plunge into the title character's messy life.

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Variety

Variety

press

There wouldn't be much reason for us to care about what happens to the character at all were it not for the fugitive soulfulness that flickers in his eyes like a light at the end of some cavernous tunnel.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Other actors would have milked the dramatic opportunities here for all they were worth, but Nixon and Abbott - the latter glimpsed briefly in A Most Violent Year - keep their sights on the heartbreaking inevitability of the situation.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A viscerally acted drama whose rich visual and sonic textures intensify the plunge into the title character's messy life.

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