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Indignation (2016)

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In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.

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... Old Age Home Nurse
... Older Olivia
... Yu Yuan
... Marcus Messner
Avy Eschenasy ... Rabbi
... Mo Greenberg (as Rich Topol)
... Max Messner
Walter Bernstein ... Walter Semmelweis
... Mrs. Greenberg
... David
... Ben
... Mrs. Davidovich
... Esther Messner
... Sophomore Girl
... Ron Foxman
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Set in 1951, the story follows Marcus Messner, the idealistic son of a humble kosher butcher from Newark, N.J. Marcus leaves for Ohio to study at a small, conservative college, where he finds himself at odds with the administration, grapples with anti-Semitism and sexual repression and pines after a troubled girl. Written by THR

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Based on the novel by Philip Roth.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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11 August 2016 (Slovenia)  »

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Indignação  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$93,125, 29 July 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,399,841, 30 October 2016
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The name of the college is a tribute to Sherwood Anderson's classic collection of interconnected short stories, "Winesburg, Ohio." See more »

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The movie takes place in 1951. Towards the beginning of the film, just after young Greenberg's funeral, a group of school friends are seen with a large, black sedan in the background. It's a 1955 Cadillac. See more »

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Marcus Messner: It is important to understand about dying, that even though in general you do not have a personal choice in the matter, it is going to happen to you when it happens to you. There are reasons you die. There are causes, a chain of events linked by causality, and those events include decisions that you have personally made. How did you end up here, on this exact day, at this exact time, with this specific event happening to you?
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Is It Love
Music by Jay Wadley
Lyrics by James Schamus
Special Performance by Jane Monheit
Arranged and conducted by Andy Farber
Recorded and Mixed by Dan Bora
Recorded at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Mixed at Terminus Recording Studios, NYC
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LJ's QR: Logan Lerman's Best Performance
14 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

LJ'S QUICK MOVIE REVIEW "Indignation", set in 1951, follows the story of Marcus (Logan Lerman) and his struggles with love and religion. Although his parents Jewish, Marcus is an atheist and often is at odds with his family, school, and community. However, when he meets another student named Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), everything changes. The movie does an excellent job of portraying the challenging ethical and romantic complications Marcus has to face in his daily life. His character is extremely well- developed and well-written as he has moments of self-doubt, self-discovery, and emotional conflict. Although the movie does have moments of humor, its general tone is somber. Overall, the riveting movie's simple premise is elevated by the great chemistry between the leading actors and the immersing quality of the filmography. As Marcus tries to discover who he wants to be in life, we get a chance to reflect on who we are as well. At its heart, the movie is a captivating journey that explores its protagonist's identity and goals in a heartfelt way. LJ's Grade: B


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