Life During Wartime

Alternate/Foreign Title: Forgiveness [Working title]

DVD Released (Y/M/D): 2011-07-26

Genre: Drama

Sub-genre: Comedy

Director: Todd Solondz

Stars: Paul Reubens, Allison Janney, Paul Dano, Ally Sheedy, Renée Taylor, Charlotte Rampling, Paris Hilton, Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Marquette, Gaby Hoffmann, Michael Lerner

MPAA Rating: R

Synopsis: In LIFE DURING WARTIME, independent filmmaker Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse) explores contemporary American existence and the nature of forgiveness with his customary dry humor and queasy precision. The film functions as a distorted mirror image of Solondz's acclaimed 1998 dark comedy Happiness, its emotionally stunted characters now groping for the possibility of change in a post-9/11 world. Happiness's grim New Jersey setting is transposed to sunny Florida, but the biggest twist is that new actors fill the roles originated in the earlier film - including Shirley Henderson (Topsy-Turvy), Allison Janney (The Ice Storm), and Ally Sheedy (The Breakfast Club) as alarmingly dissimilar sisters, and Ciarán Hinds (Persuasion) hauntingly embodying a reformed pedophile. Shot in expressionistic tones by cinematographer extraordinaire Ed Lachman (Far from Heaven), Solondz's film finds the humor in the tragic and the tragic in the everyday.     Source:

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