DVD Release: Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You

DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013
Price: DVD $24.98
Studio: FilmBuff


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Marcia Gay Harden and Toby Regbo in Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You.

Newcomer Toby Regbo (One Day) stars as a precocious yet vulnerable high school graduate at a crossroads in the 2011 independent comedy-drama film Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You.

Regbo plays sad sensitive graduate James, who has a deep appreciation for the world, but no idea how to live in it. Receiving no help from his divorced parents (Pollock‘s Marcia Gay Harden and Conviction‘s Peter Gallagher) or his 20-year-old memoir-writing sister (Deborah Ann Woll, Catch .44), James decides to reject the adult world. And so, he refuses to leave for college, despite being accepted by Brown University, and cares about nothing – except visits to his free-spirited grandmother (Ellen Burstyn, The Exorcist) and a life coach (Lucy Liu, Charlie’s Angels), the only ones who seem to understand just how lost a restless and confused a 17-year-old can feel.

Directed and co-written by Robert Faenza from Peter Cameron’s bestselling novel and produced by the team behind The Kids Are All Right and Life Is Beautiful, the unrated movie also stars Stephen Lang (Conan the Barbarian) and Aubrey Plaza (Damsels in Distress).

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You received some exposure at the Rome Film Festival and Miami International Film Festival, but is essentially premiering in the U.S. on DVD. Critics’ reviews for the film were only so-so, but the talented cast might make it worth a look-see.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.