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Fear, Anxiety & Depression (1989)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  8 December 1989 (USA)
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Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when ... See full summary »

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Ira Ellis
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Son, Play #1
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Ira is a nervous playwright waiting and hoping to succeed with his art, which he takes it very seriously. But following his dreams and ambitions isn't something easy to do, specially when he has to consider the points of view his family, his artist friends and his girlfriend will provide to him whenever he exposes his incomprehensible works of art. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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First feature film directed by Todd Solondz. See more »

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Junk: I don't *do* junk... I *am* Junk.
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References Action Jackson (1988) See more »

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How Far Will I Go
Written by Larry Treadwell, Guy Roche, Elizabeth Vidal
Published by Criterion Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Criterion
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Is a Woody Allen like film for the 90's set
28 August 2000 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

The lead character played by Soldonz is a cross between Woody Allen and Carrot Top, in mannerisim as well as looks. He's a loser dude with nothing coming who falls for the local performace artist chic who happens to be incredibly unavailable (big shock) The film is complex like Allen, but has the grit of all those sweet New York Greenwich art rock movies of the 80's (Liquid Sky, Mondo New York, Slaves of New York, After Hours) which I'm a real sucker for. I liked the pathetic details, and the way Soldonz doesn't gloss over the painful details. It's plain and gritty, but it works for me.


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