Norman Trailer. Jonathan Segal‘s Norman (2010) movie trailer stars Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Richard Jenkins, Adam Goldberg, and Billy Lush. Norman‘s plot synopsis: “Norman Long is a high school loner, a self-aware and darkly funny teen who’s just trying to handle his daily existence. In the wake of his mother’s sudden death, Norman must now also deal with the reality that his father is starting to lose his battle with stomach cancer.
Norman, depressed and angry, unintentionally gets caught in a lie that he, in fact, has stomach cancer. Soon his complete distortion of the facts spirals out of control. Part coping mechanism, partially as a way to feel closer to his father, and to a certain degree to prepare others for his possible suicide, Norman begins to imitate his father’s debilitating physical symptoms, dramatically affecting his life and the world around him.
Emily, a magnetic girl with one of those rare enchanting smiles, gets caught up in Norman’s fabrication and struggles with her deep rooted romantic feelings in the face of Norman’s “impending” death. Ultimately, Norman must confront a burning set of conflicting emotions as he struggles to define his relationship with his father, his love for Emily, and ultimately who he will be as a young man.”
I really like it when teen issues are taken seriously like in Afterschool (reviewed here: Afterschool (2008) Movie Review) but the troubles Norman faces increase rather than decease. From the Norman plot synopsis, I can see why he is depressed.
On the reception of Norman so far:
I know this may look like your average run of the mill indie teenage drama’s, but the reviews that have been coming out for Norman have been very positive. It looks like it has solid performances, and a moving story.
Norman also stars Camille Mana, John Aylward, Sewell Whitney, Kevin Partridge, Jeff Rosick, and Trent Sweeney.
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