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Screenwriter Rosenberg offers Facebook friends a chance to see NIN

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Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg, the Needham native whose credits include “Beautiful Girls” and “Gone in 60 Seconds,” has found himself stuck in LA, unable to get back to New York in time for Monday’s Nine Inch Nails show at the Barclays Center. Rather than just sell his tickets, or eat them, Rosenberg has taken to Facebook to conduct a little contest. “If interested, please write 30 words or less — on this wall here — extolling the virtues of the 2003 film, “KANGAROO JACK,” starring Jerry O’Connell and Anthony Anderson. Directed by David McNally. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer,” wrote Rosenberg. “I will private-message the winner as to how to pick-up the ducats.” Why “Kangaroo Jack”? Because Rosenberg wrote it, of course. We know one person who will not be winning the NIN tickets: Globe critic Ty Burr, whose review of the 2003 comedy began this way. “Will parents be able to sit through ‘Kangaroo Jack’ without plunging sharp sticks into their eyes? The short answer? Yes. Barely.”

Mark Shanahan can be reached at shanahan@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarkAShanahan. Meredith Goldstein can be reached at mgoldstein@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @MeredithGoldste.

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