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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Jordan Gelber
Selma Blair
Christopher Walken
Mia Farrow
Directors
Todd Solondz
Screenwriters
Todd Solondz
Running Time
84 minutes

Dark Horse
The biggest loser


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Dark Horse

Plot
Abe (Gelber), a middle-aged, overweight neurotic, works for his overbearing father (Walken), is indulged by his mother (Farrow) and has never left home. Meeting the deeply depressed Miranda (Blair) at a wedding, he asks her out and instantly proposes marriage. Surprised when she accepts, Abe suffers crippling self-doubts which manifest themselves as realistic hallucinations.


Verdict
Less confrontational than most Solondz movies, in that it refrains from violence or kink, but still unsettling and affecting.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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