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Life During Wartime

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Original title
Life During Wartime
Running time
98 min.
United States United States
Todd Solondz
Edward Lachman
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Werc Werk Works
Drama | Comedy-Drama. Family Relationships. Ensemble Film. Sequel. Independent Film (US). Sexual Abuse
Synopsis / Plot
There is Joy, who discovers her husband Allen is not quite cured of his peculiar “affliction” and runs away, seeking solace and guidance from her mother and sisters; her former suitor Andy, now deceased, but still never giving up in his effort to win Joy’s heart; her sister Trish who meets Harvey, a lonely divorced man on the cusp of retirement, and hopes that a new man in the house will bring stability to her fragile family; her sister Helen who feels victimized by both her family and her Hollywood success; her mother Mona, who can’t let go of her bitterness about men; Harvey’s son Mark... All these characters and storylines—alternately funny and sad, outrageous and poignant—dovetail, expand, and collide to create a kaleidoscopic and emotionally resonant portrait of prisoners of love and life during wartime.
2009: Venice Film Festival: Best Screenplay. Nominated for Golden Lion (Best Film)
2009: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Ensemble Cast
2009: Mar del Plata Film Festival: Best Actress (Janney)
2010: Independent Spirit Awards: 2 Nominations, Screenplay and Supporting Actress
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