Directors: Todd Solondz
Running Time: 85mins
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Writer and director Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Life During Wartime) examines the irretrievability of youth and the mercilessness of the passage of time in a dark and idiosyncratic comedy featuring an all-star cast led by Jordan Gelber (Boardwalk Empire), Selma Blair (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions), Academy Award® winner Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby), Justin Bartha (The Hangover), Donna Murphy (Spider-Man 2, Star Trek: Insurrection), Zachary Booth (The Beaver) and Aasif Mandvi (Margin Call, The Daily Show).
Tempering his trademark lacerating humour with unexpected tenderness, Solondz creates a poignant and provocative portrait of two dysfunctional thirty-somethings, their plans to marry and a besieged man-child and his fractured family.
The film sees thirtysomething Abe (Jordan Gelber) stuck in arrested development, living with his parents (Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken), with a hobby of collecting toys. In order to lose his status as the dark horse of the family, he begins a relationship with Miranda (Selma Blair), who has moved back home after seeing her literary and academic career fail.