7.1/10
5,523
20 user 96 critic

James White (2015)

R | | Drama | 13 November 2015 (USA)
Trailer
2:03 | Trailer
James, a twenty-something New Yorker, struggles to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.

Director:

Josh Mond

Writer:

Josh Mond
9 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Krisha (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

Director: Trey Edward Shults
Stars: Krisha Fairchild, Alex Dobrenko, Robyn Fairchild
Chronic (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A home care nurse works with terminally ill patients.

Director: Michel Franco
Stars: Tim Roth, David Dastmalchian, Elizabeth Tulloch
Simon Killer (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.

Director: Antonio Campos
Stars: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop, Lila Salet
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo
Full-Dress (2019)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A mind-bending trip in and out of the different realities experienced by actor Christopher Abbott as he navigates roles in a theater play, a movie, and his own life.

Director: Carlos Puga
Stars: Christopher Abbott, Jimmy Akingbola, Paul Banks
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young woman struggles to reconcile her loves of her life: her boyfriend and heroin. She finds out that suicide is the only way for her boyfriend to forgive her for her misdeed.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Stars: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

Director: Stephen Fingleton
Stars: Martin McCann, Mia Goth, Olwen Fouéré
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When a noted white supremacist moves into their town, the residents of Leith, North Dakota do what they can to prevent him from taking control of the municipality.

Directors: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker
Stars: Craig Cobb, Ryan Lenz, Amber Schatz
Tangerine (2015)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France.

Director: Stéphane Brizé
Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller
45 Years (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Director: Andrew Haigh
Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James
Thriller

A former spy on the run is kept safe by a mysterious man known as "Jake Ellis".

Director: Josh Mond
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Abbott ... James White
Cynthia Nixon ... Gail White
Kid Cudi ... Nick (as Scott Mescudi)
Makenzie Leigh ... Jayne
Scott Cohen ... Barry White
David Call ... Elliot
Ron Livingston ... Ben
Laura Johnston Laura Johnston ... Genie
Jeanette Dilone ... Irene (Spanish Girl)
Bhavesh Patel ... Dr. Lobo
Linda Powell Linda Powell ... Nurse
Jessica Wong Jessica Wong ... Jesse
Sue Jean Kim ... Karen
Hubert Point-Du Jour ... EMT #1
Bradley Fleischer Bradley Fleischer ... EMT #2
Edit

Storyline

James White (Christopher Abbott) is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. As the pressure on him mounts, James must find new reserves of strength or risk imploding completely. Written by Film Arcade

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, some sexuality/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džejms Vajt See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,007, 15 November 2015

Gross USA:

$101,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,368
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Josh Mond is a fan of Kid Cudi's music. He composed the original score and was cast without an audition. See more »

Quotes

Police Officer: You know what year it is?
Gail White: It's 2000.
Police Officer: Ok, you know who the president is?
Gail White: George *cocksucker* Bush.
See more »

Soundtracks

Smokin' and Drinkin'
Written by Jeremy Michael Coleman, Daniel Sewell and A-Trak
Performed by Danny Brown
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I can't say it was enjoyable, but I appreciated it and is definitely worth watching.
14 December 2015 | by jmanger85See all my reviews

I watched this gem of an indie film, James White, the other night. From the plot summary and reading other critic reviews, I knew what I was getting into. It was going to be a heart wrenching, realistic portrayal of one young man's downward spiral in experiencing death and dying of his closest loved ones.

James White is a mid-twenty-something New Yorker with a taste for alcohol, drugs, and women. In the wake of his absent father's death, James is distraught and self-medicating to deal with his feelings of pain and anger. With no one to talk to, he is alone in figuring out how to navigate some challenging life situations. As a 30-year-old single male, I could relate to James White.

The core of this movie was between James White and his mother dying of cancer. The performances from the film's two leads are, and some scenes are just a punch in the gut. All James's mother wants is for his son to grow up and know he will be able to take care of himself. Like many young adults, growing up and finding yourself is not always that easy, and James White shows you how difficult it can b. I enjoyed the ending, but a lot of watchers will not.

Without giving away any more of this well written, directed and acted film, I will say watch it! If you are a fan of indie dramas, then you will thoroughly appreciate this one.


16 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed