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Life During Wartime (2010)

Life During Wartime

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

July 23, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

96 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Todd Solondz

Producer

Mike S. Ryan, Derrick Tseng, Christine K. Walker

Screenwriter

Todd Solondz

Starring

Story


In writer/director Todd Solondz's part sequel/part variation on his acclaimed film Happiness, three sisters and the people they love struggle to find their places in an unpredictable and volatile world where the past haunts the present and imperils the future.

The question of forgiveness and its limits threads throughout a series of intersecting love stories, offering clarity and, perhaps, alternatives to the comforts of forgetting. Ten years have passed since a series of shocking and catastrophic revelations shattered the world of the Jordan family. Now, ghosts circle and loom, trouble and console as sisters Joy (Shirley Henderson), Trish (Allison Janney), and Helen (Ally Sheedy) are each embroiled in their own unique dilemmas. As these characters and storylines dovetail, expand and collide, they create an emotionally resonant portrait of prisoners of love and life. Alternately hilarious and tragic, outrageous and poignant, Life During Wartime is an audacious comedy with unexpected resonance.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Life During Wartime is less a reprise of that howl than its echo..”
by Keith Phipps [A.V. Club]
“..electrifying..”
by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
“..The theme this time is, no surprise, "sadness"..”
by Peter Keough [Boston Phoenix]