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Palindromes

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3.7 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews

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Described as a "fable of innocence," his latest film allows Todd Solondz to savor the profound flavor of moral complexity. (Wellspring Media)

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Writer/director Todd Solondz has no patience for formulas or safe choices. Most filmmakers, after making a movie as commercially unsuccessful and critically slammed as the underrated Storytelling, would strive to broaden their appeal. Solondz, instead, made Palindromes, a movie about a troubled young girl named Aviva whose only goal in life is to have children--a goal that leads her through abortion, religious extremism, pedophilia, and more. But for many viewers, the plot isn't as off-putting as the casting: Over the course of the movie, Aviva is played by eight very different actresses (including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rush). Like Solondz's other movies (including Welcome to the Dollhouse and Happiness), Palindromes initially seems emotionally brutal and absurd, but gradually grows engaging and even moving, albeit in strange and unexpected ways. Palindromes is given an extra boost by a hypnotic, emotionally unleashed performance by Ellen Barkin (The Big Easy, Drop Dead Gorgeous) as Aviva's mother. --Bret Fetzer


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  • Actors: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Faber, Angela Pietropinto
  • Directors: Todd Solondz
  • Writers: Todd Solondz
  • Producers: Derrick Tseng, Mike S. Ryan, Timothy Bird
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Extra tracks, NTSC
  • Language: English, Hebrew
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: Fox Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000A1IOGG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,842 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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