The Wackness, set in New York city 1994, is the story of Luke Shapiro (played by Josh Peck of Nickelodeons “Drake and Josh”) a teenage drug dealer who has just graduated high school, and his psychiatrist Dr. Jeffery Squires (played extremely well by Ben Kingsley).
This film is filled with humour while still remaining genuine and moving. It is a coming of age story but certainly does not fit coming of age story cliches, it's a story that I feel some people could relate to well . A very unique movie with great performances all round, Josh Peck is surprisingly good, Ben Kingsley is fantastic and Mary-Kate Olsen did quite well also, playing an unusual role.
The wackness is set to a great soundtrack that I think really captured the sound of urban New York 1994, featuring artists such as Notorious B.I.G, Method Man, DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, Nas, A Tribe Called Quest.
Overall a good, solid, genuine movie that i would reccommend watching to anybody, especially fans of 90's hip-hop.