Norman (2011)

Norman was released on DVD on April 8, 2014
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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.

Reviews & Ratings:

6.6 67% User Reviews (1)


US DVD Release Date April 8, 2014
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 97 Minutes
Theater Release Date October 21, 2011
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date April 8, 2014
Actors Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Richard Jenkins, Adam Goldberg, Billy Lush, Camille Mana, Jesse Head
Directed by Jonathan Segal
Studio Independent Pictures
MPAA R (Rated R for some language)
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama
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1 Visitor Review for Norman

  1. Vera Sileikis says:

    As indicated by the reviews, Norman is an excellent movie that takes on the issues of fear, reality, love, self-harm, family, confusion and death.
    A very tall order indeed, but this movie delivers in that the writing and acting and overall story-telling is much better than expected.
    Dan Byrd is an exceptionally talented actor and he brings light and realism to a character that might have otherwise been uncomfortable to watch.
    All of the actors in the movie are clearly gifted; the pace of the story is perfect and most importantly, it brings the issues, like self-harm and loss into focus with dignity and humour. 
    The young man that Dan Byrd skillfully portrays is carrying burdens too cumbersome for anyone but he somehow illustrates that we all are stumbling and then walking on, despite being so painfully human.
    I hope this movie is released on DVD as soon as possible in North America.

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