Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (film)

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a 2011 comedy-drama film directed by Roberto Faenza based on Peter Cameron's novel of the same name. It is primarily Italian financed, but was shot in English. The teenage American protagonist was played by eighteen-year-old English actor Toby Regbo and the supporting cast is mainly American.

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Directed byRoberto Faenza
Written byRoberto Faenza
Dahlia Heyman
Based onSomeday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
by Peter Cameron
Produced byElda Ferri
Ron Stein
Allen Bain
StarringToby Regbo
Marcia Gay Harden
Lucy Liu
Ellen Burstyn
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Peter Gallagher
Deborah Ann Woll
Aubrey Plaza
CinematographyMaurizio Calvesi
Edited byMassimo Fiocchi
Music byElisa , Andrea Guerra
Jean Vigo Italia
Four of a Kind Productions
Distributed by01 Distribution
Release date
  • November 18, 2011 (2011-11-18)
Running time
95 minutes
United States
Budget$8 million[1]
Box office$666,922[2] (Italy)

The film premiered at the 2011 Rome Film Festival and was scheduled for release in Italy in February 2012. It received its North American premiere at the 2012 Miami International Film Festival, but no further cinematic release dates have been announced.

The Italian reviews were mixed, but considerable praise was given for Regbo's performance.

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