The Chumscrubber

A look at life in surburbia. Our hero is a teenage boy who finds the body of a pal who hanged himself. He decides to let the adults discover the body for themselves. However, the dead boy was the local drug merchant, and some of his customers come looking for our lad, thinking he knows where the stash is. In the mean time, the various parents are immersed in their own sex lives, and deal with the death as just another inconvenience. The title refers to a videogame which pops up frequently during the movie.

105 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
Those druggies are so full of it...
Those druggies are so full of it...


Jamie Bell, Ralph Fiennes, Rita Wilson, Carrie-Anne Moss, Allison Janney, Glenn Close, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin, Lou Pucci
Arie Posin
ScreenplayArie Posin, Zac Stanford
MusicJames Horner, Mel Lewis
CinematographyLawrence Sher
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2005
Produced byEl Camino Pictures, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG II, Go Fish Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

LanguageStrong, frequent, continuous
NudityOne mild scene
SexMedium strength sexual innuendo
ViolenceMild to strong, not graphic — sense of threat
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA complex theme — for more mature viewers. Deals with broken relationships between children and parents. Parents obsessed with their own lives, not taking heed to their children's cries for help. A lot of drug taking occurs. Language is continuous and very strong.
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Scale (Max)20

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