Life During Wartime (2009)

Life During Wartime was released on DVD on July 26, 2011
Life During Wartime cover


n 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.

Reviews & Ratings:

6.4 User Reviews (0)


US DVD Release Date July 26, 2011
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
Australia DVD Release Date AU - Not announced

In Theaters:

Complete Movie Details

Run time 97 Minutes
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date July 26, 2011
Actors Paul Reubens, Allison Janney, Paul Dano, Ally Sheedy
Directed by Todd Solondz
Studio IFC Films
MPAA R (Rated R for strong sexual content, brief nudity, and language including some disturbing dialogue)
Gross $278,821
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama
Watch Movie Trailer
Life During Wartime Trailer
Where to Rent
Netflix Redbox

Tells us what you think about "Life During Wartime"