Palindromes Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Palindromes the Movie

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As if having abortion as his central topic wasn't challenging enough, Solondz raises the art-house ante exponentially by having his protagonist, Aviva, played by eight different actors, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, an African-American woman, and a boy. Thirteen-year-old Aviva dreams of motherhood, but after she's impregnated, her overbearing parents insist she get an abortion. To keep the baby, Aviva runs away, meeting an eccentric cast of characters on the road. Solondz masterfully conducts this postmodern morality play, showing the pitfalls of both sides of the abortion issue until the audience's moral compass is helplessly askew. May be too esoteric for most, but that's half the fun anyway.

Distribution

Not Yet Released

Available on DVD
Running time 100 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Adventure Drama, Teen Angst, Pregnant Pauses, Abortion, Rape, Strained Suburbia, New Jersey, Road Trip
Screenplay
Todd Solondz
Cast
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Richard Masur, Debra Monk, Emani Sledge, Valerie Shusterov, Hannah Freiman, Rachel Corr, Will Denton, Shayna Levine, Sharon Wilkins, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Matthew Faber, Steve Singer, Richard Riehle, Robert Agri, John Gemberling, Alexander Brickel, Walter Bobbie
Cinematography
Tom Richmond
Director
Todd Solondz
Music
Nathan Larson
Other
Christof Gebert, Millie Goldstein, Kevin Messman, Victoria Farrell, David Doernberg
Producer
Mike S. Ryan, Derrick Tseng, An Extra Large Pictures

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