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Life During Wartime


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Official Release Date Jul 26, 2011
Starring Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy
Director Todd Solondz
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.85:1
Audio DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Language English
Subtitles English
Running Time 97 min
Genre Comedy
Version  US
  MPAA R
Restricted - Viewers younger than 17 require accompaniment of a parent or adult guardian.
PAX-Code PAX0004435130
Item Code  0715515084413

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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

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