Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2012)

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a heart warming, funny and passionate portrait of a confused New York teenager, James Sveck, played by up-and-coming star Toby Regbo, and his loving, eccentric and dysfunctional family. James's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 5, 2012
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This cliche-ridden coming of age story is as painfully awkward as its troubled teen protagonist.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

It might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Listless coming-of-age drama about teen's ho-hum "problems."

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Several kinds of excruciating.

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Chris Packham
Village Voice

These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.

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Todd Jorgenson

The film takes itself too seriously while it tackles familiar territory.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

His pain may be useful to James someday, but to viewers, it's annoying right here and now.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The film is a pleasant watch, filled with nice little moments of comedy and tenderness, and optimistic about the fate of dreamers who happen to be a little slow out of the starting gate.

Brian Orndorf

It's not exactly a trainwreck of a movie, but Someday This Pain is so void of depth and meaning, it often resembles a parody of the bruised teen subgenre.

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