Norman (2011)

Norman
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Drama, Comedy
Keywords black comedy, coming-of-age, dramedy, teen
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Dan Byrd Actor Norman Long 1 1000001
Emily VanCamp Actor Emily Harris 1 1000002
Adam Goldberg Actor Mr. Angelo 1 1000003
Richard Jenkins Actor Doug Long 1 1000004
Billy Lush Actor James 1 1000005
Camille Mana Actor Helen Black 1 1000006
Jonathan Segal Director n/a 2 2000001
Jonathan Segal Producer n/a 3 3000001
Hawk Koch Producer n/a 3 3000002
Dan Keston Producer n/a 3 3000003
Kim Blackburn Producer n/a 3 3000004
Rich Cowan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Bob Bowen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Sarah Platt Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Talton Wingate Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Darren Genet Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robert Hoffman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Andrew Bird Music n/a 120781 8000001
Peymon Maskan Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Vincent De Felice Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Lisa Caryl Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Tom Taylor Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
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.