|DARK HORSE (director/writer: Todd Solondz; cinematographer: Andrij Parekh; editor: Kevin Messman; music: Michael Hill; cast: Jordan Gelber (Abe), Donna Murphy (Marie), Selma Blair (Miranda), Mia Farrow (Phyllis), Christopher Walken (Jackie), Justin Bartha (Richard), Aasif Mandvi (Mahmoud), Mary Joy (Lori), Tyler Maynard (Jimmy), Peter McRobbie (Arnie); Runtime: 85; MPAA Rating: NR; producers: Ted Hope, Derrick Tseng; Goldcrest Films (Vitagraph Films); 2011)|
by Dennis Schwartz
At a Jewish wedding Abe meets his soul mate, the self-loathing thirty-something Miranda (Selma Blair), who also lives with her parents. The dour couple plan on marriage despite her lack of interest in him.
Like his other misanthropic films, this melancholy one is jaundiced and has its fun ripping horrible bourgeois types who take for granted their privileges and entitlements. Nothing new from the director, but it's an accomplished work.
REVIEWED ON 7/8/2016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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