I really liked Logan Lerman’s work in Stuck In Love (2012), so after seeing the very intriguing Indignation trailer, a date with the James Schamus directed drama was guaranteed. Based on the novel by Philip Roth and set in 1951 as the Korean War was taking place, I couldn’t wait to find out why Lerman’s character, Marcus was so peculiar and unable to relax. It turns out as is often the case, many of the answers can be found in childhood. Though the specific period in time had something to do with it, poor Marcus did also have at least one particularly peculiar parent.
My favourite thing about Indignation, besides Lerman’s performance is the dialogue, especially during the scene in Dean Caudwell’s office. Thank goodness I never personally had such an experience during my university years. The urge to silence Caudwell, physically and with great force was almost unbearable for me.
Indignation is a movie I recommend for reasons including Lerman’s performance, the very special dialogue, good musical score plus the general look / style of the film. There’s also interesting example of the impact a ‘not quite stable’ parent can have on their offspring.
It’s a great performance from all involved, including Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond and Noah Robbins.
Directed by James Schamus, Starring Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon, I haven’t read the Philip Roth book on which todays’ trailer for Indignation is based, but I love how interesting the trailer makes the story seem…
I last saw Lerman’s work in Stuck In Love (2012) and I liked it. Now I can’t wait to find out about what it is that shaped his character’s repression and cultural disaffection in his new movie. What ever the answer, it looks like his mother definitely has a hand in it.
Written / directed by Josh Boone and starring talent that includes Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lilly Collins, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman and Nat Wolff; Stuck In Love is a well acted family drama.
Watch it for a look into a year in the life of a family that consists of a successful Writer, his ex wife, their teenage children and particularly how all parties navigate through their own experiences of love.
This movie is definitely not too emotionally taxing. Actually… that may depend on how closely you relate to the character you identify with the most. Still, overall it’s a pleasant watch.
There’s also potential value for any Writers/ aspiring Writers and anyone generally curious about other families. I know I always am.
My favourite part is all the scenes Kristen Bell is in because her fun character is unlike any I’ve ever seen her play before.