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Life During Wartime
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Life During Wartime

In the shadow of war, three sisters search for happiness. Trish (Janney) is hoping for a new life with Harvey (Lerner), when her paedophile husband, Bill (Hinds), is released from prison; Joy (Henderson), is haunted by ghosts of her dead lovers; while Helen (Sheedy) lives a life of empty Hollywood wealth with her lover, Keanu.

Possibly a brave and interesting triumph for its director, but definitely a cold-eyed heartless bore for his audience.

Reviewed by Andrew Male

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