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Life During Wartime ()


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

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Joy
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Allen
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Waitress
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Trish
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Harvey
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Timmy
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Bill
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Mona
Rebecca Chiles ...
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Andy
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Chloe
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Jacqueline
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Helen
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Wanda
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Mark
Carmen Marie Colon Mejia ...
Sarah
Fernando Samalot ...
Eddie
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Jesse
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Billy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Susan Pages ...
Bar Mitzvah Guest (uncredited)
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Dave (uncredited)
Guillermo Valedon ...
Bar Mitzvah Guy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Todd Solondz

Written by

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Todd Solondz ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ken Bailey ... co-producer
Andrew Peterson ... co-producer
Elizabeth Redleaf ... executive producer
Mike S. Ryan ... executive producer
Mark Steele ... associate producer
Derrick Tseng ... producer
Christine K. Walker ... producer (as Christine Kunewa Walker)

Cinematography by

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Edward Lachman

Film Editing by

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Kevin Messman

Editorial Department

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Dana Bloder ... digital intermediate producer
Jesse Morrow ... smoke editor
Kathryn J. Schubert ... assistant editor
Daniel Silverman ... digital imaging supervisor
Tim Stipan ... digital intermediate colorist
Michael P. Whipple ... digital intermediate engineer
Lee Wimer ... color timer
Charles Herzfeld ... post facility supervisor (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Roshelle Berliner

Art Direction by

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Matteo De Cosmo

Costume Design by

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Catherine George

Makeup Department

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Dominique Borrel ... makeup department head
Maureen Landa ... key hair stylist: Minneapolis / key makeup artist: Minneapolis

Production Management

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Rosi Acosta ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dave Halls ... first assistant director (additional photography)
Anysha Lugo Sánchez ... second second assistant director
Javier Enrique Pérez ... second assistant director (as Javier Enrique Perez)
Stuart Williams ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Eddie Antunez ... set dresser
Jill Broadfoot ... set decorator: Minneapolis
Félix Caraballo ... set dresser
Marsi Caraballo ... graphic designer
Amy Dholakia ... additional graphics (as Amy S. Dholakia)
Jorge Fernandez ... assistant property master
Juan Guallini Indij ... set dresser
Matt Joyer ... set dresser
Tanya Lemke ... property master: Toronto
Mariella Navarro ... art department coordinator
Ricardo Naveira ... construction coordinator
Brian J. Simpson ... set dresser: Minneapolis
Oscar A. Colom Cruz ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Paul Bercovitch ... sound effects editor
Jeremy Fleishman ... foley editor
Dave Fritz ... adr recordist
Fredrick Helm ... dialogue editor
Luis Landrau ... boom operator (as Luis Antonio Landrau)
Gary Millus ... sound editor
Jim Morgan ... second unit mixer
Eric Offin ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Brian Vancho ... foley artist

Visual Effects by

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Lucien Harriot ... visual effects supervisor: Mechanism Digital
Ted Keenan ... visual effects producer
Jesse Morrow ... visual effects artist
Kevin Vale ... digital imaging

Camera and Electrical Department

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Terry Banting ... gaffer: Toronto
Darren Boyce ... key grip: Toronto
Randy Brown ... best boy electric: Toronto
Angel Castro ... Red camera digital loader
Kathryn Criston ... electrician: Minneapolis
Javier Cruzado ... best boy grip
Sam Kretchmar ... digital imaging technician
James McMillan ... key grip
Gabriel Padilla ... best boy electric
Manuel Manny Rivera ... grip (as Manuel Rivera Jr.)
Misael Rodriguez-Quijano ... assistant camera
Francisco Román ... still photographer
Fernando Rosado ... first assistant "a" camera
Steve Speers ... first assistant camera: MN
Carlos Zayas ... camera operator: "a" camera

Casting Department

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Camille Collazo ... casting assistant
Jennifer Ensworth ... casting assistant (as Jennifer Ensworth)
Gayle Keller ... casting
Tere Lopez ... casting: Puerto Rico
Brendan McFadden ... casting assistant: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ciara Brennan ... costume supervisor: Toronto
Cameron Dale ... assistant costume designer (as Cameron Folan)
Katalina Iturralde ... set costumer
Angie Olmedo ... costumer
Ana C. Ramirez Velez ... key costumer (as Anita Ramirez Velez) / key costumer (as Anita Ramirez)
Cerah Tymoshuk ... costumer: Minneapolis

Location Management

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Dave Boulay ... location scout
Jeff Caron ... location manager
Luis R. Estrella-Rivera ... location manager
Rita Medina ... location office assistant
Joel Thingvall ... location scout

Music Department

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Doug Bernheim ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Jose Arias ... transportation captain
Luis A. Jurado ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Sara Alvarez ... production coordinator
Victor Andujar ... production assistant
Juan Carlos Arvelo ... key set production assistant
Khan Baykal ... additional voices
Kara Blanchard ... assistant: Ted Hope
Carol A. Compton ... script clearance
Alejandro Garay MacLean ... production assistant
Tom Garrett ... production services
Kelly Gilpatrick ... production coordinator: additional photography
Lauren Hodges ... additional voices
Kemel Jamis ... production assistant
Todd B. Johnson ... stand-in: MN
Jeffrey Leiser ... post-production delivery
Martin Garay MacLean ... production assistant
Raul J. Marin ... payroll accountant
Aris Mejias ... production secretary
Liliana M. Molina ... script supervisor
Dan O'Halloran ... post-tape operator
Jedrek Oquendo ... production assistant
Susan Pages ... stand-in
Misael Rodriguez-Quijano ... office runner
Alicia Van Couvering ... assistant: producers
José R. Varona ... set medic
Michael Wiggins ... production accountant
Kurt W. Gensmer ... set medic (uncredited)
Huma Khan ... legal post production (uncredited)

Thanks

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Eric Milano ... special thanks
Kristen Molina ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Separated from her incarcerated husband Bill (Hinds), Trish (Janney) is about to be married again. Bill is a pedophile, so Trish couldn't be more excited to have Harvey (Lerner), a "normal" father figure for her two sons. But when Bill is released from prison and the boys finally meet their future stepdad, the family is forced to decide whether to forgive or to forget. Trish's sister, the virginal, angelic Joy (Henderson), is also haunted by ghosts of lovers past. On leave from her degenerate husband, Allen (Williams), and her job at a New Jersey correctional facility, Joy unwittingly leaves behind a trail of shame and exposed secrets wherever she goes. In one of the film's most stylized sequences, the image of Joy walking the dark streets of Miami in her nightgown maintains her innocence against a backdrop of self-affliction and desire. Written by Production

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Also Known As
  • Untitled Todd Solondz Project (United States)
  • Forgiveness (United States)
  • La vida en tiempos de guerra (Spain)
  • A Vida Durante a Guerra (Brazil)
  • Жизнь в военное время (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $30,507, 25 Jul 2010

Did You Know?

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Trivia A sequel to Todd Solondz's movie Happiness (1998), but with entirely re-cast characters. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Help (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Excerpts from the original motion picture Score to Happiness See more »
Quotes Trish: Are you seeing anyone?
Mark Wiener: No, I'm more focused on China. Everything else is history. It's just a question of time.
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