The Bottom Line
- Jamie Bell continues to impress
- Interesting take on life in high school
- Loaded with recognizable actors in smaller roles
- All these actors and not one could find time for a commentary track?
- Commentary track by writer Zac Stanford and writer/director Arie Posin
- 'Making of The Chumscrubber' - The genesis of the story and inside the casting process
- 10 deleted and extended scenes
- DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
Guide Review - "The Chumscrubber" DVD Review
The story follows disillusioned youth, Dean Stiffle (Bell), after he discovers his friend/drug supplier Troy has hung himself. Dean's a solitary guy but after Troy's death, high school rebel without a cause Billy (Chatwin), pretty and conflicted Crystal (Belle), and hanger-on'er Lee (Pucci) make his life a living hell by demanding he recover Troy's stash. The threesome go as far as to kidnap a kid they believe is Dean's brother. He's not, and soon everything spirals completely out of control.
So why see "The Chumscrubber?" For Jamie Bell and Ralph Fiennes' performances. Watching these two - one relative newcomer, one seasoned veteran - take a been-there, done-that topic and twist it around with their performances is worth "The Chumscrubber" DVD rental price.