Writer and director Todd Solondz (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, Life During Wartime) examines the irretrievability of youth and the mercilessness of time passing in DARK HORSE, a melancholy and idiosyncratic comedy. Starring: Justin Bartha, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow, Jordan Gelber, Donna Murphy, and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken
Selma Blair,Christopher Walken,Aasif Mandvi,Jordan Gelber,Mia Farrow
In his mid-30s, Abe (Jordan Gelber) clings to the trappings of his adolescence, still living with his parents Jackie (Christopher Walken) and Phyllis (Mia Farrow). When Abe meets Miranda (Selma Blair), whose personal and professional disasters have sent her scrambling back to the safety of her parents’ suburban home, he sees what he thinks is a chance at true love. As the couple haltingly prepares to start a new life together, the film swerves into Abe’s subconscious, where his crippling self-doubt and dark fears begin to undermine his nearly realized dream of a fuller life. Tempering his trademark lacerating humor with unexpected tenderness, Solondz creates a poignant and provocative portrait of a besieged man-child and his fractured family - the story of a longtime dark horse struggling to come from behind.