The Wackness Opening - Nationwide Release Schedule

July 4, 2008

The Wackness

This article on The Wackness today achieves dual objectives: feature a video clip of the opening scene from the film and also list Sony's nationwide release plan for those wondering when and where they'll be able to see this indie gem. The Wackness finally hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles this weekend and will be opening wider soon, but it needs some additional attention. The film has been on my mind recently because whenever I think of great summer flicks, it's what I think of first. It is the quintessential summer film and this year's best indie gem to kick back with and enjoy and that's an amazing testament to the talents of director Jonathan Levine. Without any further ado, check out the opening scene and read on to find out when and where The Wackness will be showing!

Watch the opening scene from The Wackness:

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Although the film officially arrived in theaters yesterday, no official box office stats have arrived just yet. Fantasy Moguls is still predicting $5 million for its opening weekend - let's hope that's true! You can also already buy the soundtrack on iTunes, which features an excellent selection of great 90's hip hop songs from Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Biz Markie, Chef Raekwon, A Tribe Called Quest, and many more. Although The Wackness is this year's quintessential summer film, I'm just hoping that moviegoers out there pick up on it and make it as big of a success as it deserves. If it's playing near you, please give it a chance!

As always, you can go back and watch this red band trailer or any of the other teaser trailers for the film. I've seen The Wackness a few times since its debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and it's truly one of the best indie films you'll see in a longtime. I don't want to call it this year's Juno, but if I have to reference something, The Wackness has the potential to become as beloved as Juno. If you've been anxious to check it out but don't live in New York or LA, here is Sony's tentative release schedule.

July 3rd:
New York
Los Angeles

July 11th:
San Francisco
Washington DC
San Diego

July 18th:

July 25th:
Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill
San Antonio
Santa Fe
Ann Arbor
Miami / Ft. Lauderdale / West Palm
Kansas City
Salt Lake City
St. Louis

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  • Darrin
    thats a good beginning. i actually wanted to see more
  • Alex
    The Wackness? I've never heard of this movie...oh wait...I have heard of it...too many times. Enough already. Can this opverhyped indie film come out already so we can be done with it?! How many trailers did it need? How many times do I have to see the Drake and Josh kid rapping?
  • dustyman1505
    Saturday (look at the clock) afternoon. This isn't 1993. The bar has been raised for movies since the 90's. That's why the horror genre is shit - it kind of always was. Hollywood isn't make them anymore, or at least not like they use to, because there's a new standard. Movies, the arts, it's all different now, grown up, evolved, better, stronger, faster. Let's go back, get some old ideas, that were good ideas, and re-do them, already, and bring them up to date, do them the way we wish we would have the first time, ten years ago. There's a shift, a tide. Yes, maybe i am still drunk and hanging onto the keyboard, and maybe my music is a little too loud, but i'll tell you another thing. There are so many quality actor and directors coming from over seas to make our movies because you can tell they really are doing for the picture, the art. American's get into the pictures for the celebrity and most of the time, i really believe, are doing it because they can't sing and that's the next best way to be seen. None of this has anything to do with The Wackness and probably doesn't make since, but i wanted to rant somewhere.
  • A movie about a drug dealer with a hip hop soundtrack is not the first thing that pops to mind when I think of the quintessential summer film. However, I do say that all the hype this site has given the film has made curious to hell about it. I'll probably see it when it opens in Toronto in a couple weeks. I just hope I am not disappointed.
  • Nathan A
    When does it come out in Canada. I Live in Edmonton.
  • says it's opening on Friday, but I don't know if it's a nationwide release or just for major markets like Toronto.
  • Wow....I never imagined a young comedian like Josh Peck to get into this kind of film. Hes my daughters inspiration to become an ator and this is something I certainly dont want her to see or it will rip her heart out!! But it looks awsome so Ill certainly watch it!!
  • Roy
    I'm sold. 😀




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