The Chumscrubber ★½ 2005 (R)
The unfortunate title refers to a videogame avenger who appears a la the creepy rabbit in “Donnie Darko” throughout this smug satire. Brooding SoCal teen Dean (Bell)—yes, think James—fails to tell anyone that his best friend, Troy (Janowicz), has hung himself in his bedroom. Problem is, Troy was the local drug supplier and when word does get out, his fellow high school scuzzballs expect Dean to find Troy's stash or else. Depiction of selfsatisfied suburbia and teen angst has been better told elsewhere. 102m/C DVD . US Jamie Bell, Camilla Belle, Justin Chatwin, Glenn Close, Rory Culkin, Tim DeKay, William Fichtner, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, John Heard, Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, Allison Janney, CarrieAnne Moss, Lou Taylor Pucci, Rita Wilson, Thomas Curtis, Richard Gleason, Josh Janowicz; D: Arie Posin; W: Zac Stanford; C: Lawrence Sher; M: James Horner.