GenreComedy, Drama Initial DVD releaseApril 8, 2014 (USA) Duration CountryUnited States
CastDan Byrd (Norman Long), Emily VanCamp (Emily Parrish), Richard Jenkins (Doug Long), Adam Goldberg (Mr. Angelo), Billy Lush (James), Sewell Whitney (Dr. Malloy) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, Jack Reacher, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Salt, Vicky the Viking
TaglineThe only thing he cares about is not caring.
Norman trailer official 2011 hd dan byrd emily vancamp adam goldberg
Norman is a 2010 drama film directed by Jonathan Segal. It stars Dan Byrd, Emily VanCamp, Adam Goldberg, and Richard Jenkins. The film features an original score and songs by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Norman began its theatrical release at various U.S. locations on October 21, 2011.
Norman tells the story of Norman Long (Byrd), a self-aware and darkly funny teen who is trying to handle his daily high school existence. An unexpected set of life-changing circumstances turns his world upside down and then ultimately right side up as he meets the magnetic Emily (VanCamp). With love, humility and a heavy dose of truth, he emerges to face challenges not meant for a boy his age.
Norman’s soundtrack, on Mom + Pop Records, features Andrew Bird’s first-ever original instrumental film score. It also includes new and previously released songs by Bird along with Wolf Parade, Chad VanGaalen and The Blow with Richard Swift.
Dan Byrd as Norman Long
Emily VanCamp as Emily Harris
Richard Jenkins as Doug Long
Adam Goldberg as Mr. Angelo
Billy Lush as James
Camille Mana as Helen Black
Jesse Head as Bradley
John Aylward as Robert Bessent
Sewell Whitney as Dr. Malloy
The film's soundtrack features, in majority, songs composed and performed by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Included in the soundtrack are three songs performed by other notable acts: The Blow with Richard Swift (singer-songwriter), Chad VanGaalen, and Wolf Parade. Pitchfork Media reviewed the album most favorably as a piece detached from the film. The soundtrack was released by Mom + Pop Music on October 11, 2011.