MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 716 this week

Dark Horse (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 June 2012 (UK)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 3,533 users   Metascore: 66/100
Reviews: 27 user | 107 critic | 29 from Metacritic.com

Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 16 Sep 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 21 Sep 2011
 
a list of 49 titles
created 28 Oct 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 18 Jan 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 23 Sep 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Dark Horse" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dark Horse (2011)

Dark Horse (2011) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dark Horse.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Friends, family, and lovers struggle to find love, forgiveness, and meaning in a war-torn world riddled with comedy and pathos.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Shirley Henderson, Allison Janney, Ally Sheedy
Palindromes (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis
Storytelling (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Todd Solondz, Max Cantor, Alexandra Gersten
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Insightful look at an unattractive 7th grader as she struggles to cope with un-attentive parents, snobbish classmates, a smart older brother, an attractive younger sister, and her own insecurities.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Christina Brucato, Victoria Davis
Happiness (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

Director: Todd Solondz
Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Darren gets stood up on the day of his wedding and uses his vacation tickets with his best friend, RJ, to spend his "honeymoon" at a Club Med-style resort.

Director: Tony Vitale
Stars: Darren Geare, R.J. Knoll, Christopher Walken
Dark Horse I (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Allison, new in town, hates it and her new school. When she hangs with the wrong guy, and get into trouble, she is given community service at a horse stable. She comes to love being with ... See full summary »

Director: David Hemmings
Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Mimi Rogers, Ari Meyers
Brahmin Bulls (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A disillusioned architect and his distant father come together after many years, but when a woman from the past resurfaces, old wounds threaten to break their new found relationship.

Director: Mahesh Pailoor
Stars: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Roshan Seth, Mary Steenburgen
Fade to Black (2006)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In an attempt to recover from his marriage to Rita Hayworth and restart his career, Orson Welles travels to Italy...only to be drawn into a dangerous web of intrigue, murder and politics when an actor is murdered on his set.

Director: Oliver Parker
Stars: Danny Huston, Diego Luna, Paz Vega
Drama

A collection of short films focusing on different aspects of the city of St. Petersburg.

Directors: Bakur Bakuradze, Timur Bekmambetov, and 7 more credits »
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A look at what happened to the Top Models after the winner is announced.

Stars: Lisa Snowdon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melisa Young ...
Wedding Singer
...
Abe
...
Miranda (formerly 'Vi')
...
Phyllis
...
Jackie
...
Justin
...
Marie
...
Jiminy
...
Lori
...
Arnie
...
Richard
...
Mahmoud
...
Waitress
...
Phil
Tara-Lee Pollin ...
Dancing Bride
Edit

Storyline

Abe Wertheimer - an odious, purposeless, self-centered 35-year-old living parasitically with his parents (by choice) and working in his dismayed father's business office (avoiding work while scoping eBay for collectible toys) - meets Miranda, an equally pathetic but self-loathing social dropout who, having given up on life, masochistically accepts Abe's sudden proposal of marriage for a knowingly grim future she won't fight against. Along with projecting his own faults onto his father, his own jealousy for lack of success and accomplishment onto his younger brother, and wallowing in the blind support of his mother, it's just another aspect of Abe's unsatisfying life that he just can't see to improve. A long-overdue decision finally spins his insignificant life out of control. Written by statmanjeff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mi novia ideal  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,551 (USA) (8 June 2012)

Gross:

$159,023 (USA) (17 August 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The toy store Abe tries to return a defective toy to is clearly a Toys "R" Us, despite the logo being digitally blurred. See more »

Goofs

On the sofa, Marie drinks form her left hand, but when she gets up, her drink is in her right hand, but then it's back in her left hand when she gets to the bar. See more »

Quotes

Abe: Miranda, I know this might take you by surprise, I mean, like, totally wild and crazy, I know. I'm just a dark horse at heart, but I always just tell myself "Abe, go for it!"
Miranda: Uh-huh.
Abe: Miranda, I wanna marry you. Will you accept? Don't say anything. Just think about it. I know. It's totally crazy. I know. I just wanted to put it out there, let you know how I feel, but let's just push that aside for now. You wanna go to the movies, do to the mall or somethin', pick up some tacos?
See more »

Connections

References Dr. No (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Who You Wanna Be
Performed and written by Michael Kisur
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
too angry to root for
15 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Todd Solondz does another movie on another socially awkward underclass. Abe played by Jordan Gelber is an angry, self-loathing, petty slob loser. He dropped out of college and fell into a job in his father's company. Selma Blair is a depressed woman forced to retreat back home. They meet at a wedding and Abe can't help but start the stalking. Selma Blair is a broken character and she just might go with Abe even if she doesn't love him.

The biggest problem with this movie is the Abe character. He is too angry, too petty. He has no redeeming qualities. If he wasn't so pathetic, I would be rooting for somebody to put a bullet in him. Do I care about him? Not the slightest.

Another problem is the surreal turns it takes for the last half. That kind of storyline never really works for me. And it didn't work for Dallas either.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has anyone seen this film yet? black-warrior007
is the dvd/blu-ray even available in stores? lawnfurniture11
Has this been released yet ? It says Sept 5th WBoutros
Wanna have dinner with Todd Solondz? simoneb-391-483365
US Release ? WBoutros
'Everyone has a receipt, and it never adds up. It's called ____' ? adamsherf
Discuss Dark Horse (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?