Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou rallies a crew that includes his estranged wife, a journalist, and a man who may or may not be his son.
A story within a story. In Australia's Northern Territory, a man tells us one of the stories of his people and his land. It's a story of an older man, Minygululu, who has three wives and ... See full summary »
Rolf de Heer,
A fable of innocence: thirteen-year-old Aviva Victor wants to be a 'mom'. She does all she can to make this happen, and comes very close to succeeding, but in the end her plan is thwarted by her sensible parents. So she runs away, still determined to get pregnant one way or another, but instead finds herself lost in another world, a less sensible one, perhaps, but one pregnant itself with all sorts of strange possibility. She takes a road trip from the suburbs of New Jersey, through Ohio to the plains of Kansas and back. Like so many trips, this one is round-trip, and it's hard to say in the end if she can ever be quite the same again, or if she can ever be anything but the same again. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Director spent his entire life's saving on making the movie because no studios would back it. See more »
During the scene where Joyce Victor and Aviva are addressing envelopes, Mrs. Victor is licking stamps which are clearly self-adhesive. See more »
People always end up the way they started out. No one ever changes. They think they do but they don't. If you're the depressed type now that's the way you'll always be. If you're the mindless happy type now, that's the way you'll be when you grow up. You might lose some weight, your face may clear up, get a body tan, breast enlargement, a sex change, it makes no difference. Essentially, from in front, from behind. Whether you're 13 or 50, you will always be the same.
'Mark' Aviva Victor:
Are you the same?
'Mark' Aviva Victor:
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I really enjoyed Solondz film Happiness, even though it was pretty disturbing. I looked forward to seeing Palindromes when I heard about it and was pretty disappointed. The main character is played by 7-8 different characters throughout the film which can be very hard to keep track of what's going on. Outside of this it really seemed as though the point of the movie was just to offend as many as possible. From sodomizing a young kid, to finding an aborted fetus in a bag, to just terribly depressing dialog the film was just one after another with it's attempt to shock. I rarely take this stance, but it's one of very few films that I would say isn't even worth the time of watching. I felt totally robbed of my time after watching it and I can usually find at least some small redeeming quality in a film
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