Indignation

Indignation

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"In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War"--www.imdb.com.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: FIC Indig
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.

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lindy919
Feb 20, 2018

A story about nothing where nothing happens.
Also, I refuse to believe that people ever spoke like this. It sounded more like a play than a movie.

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steve1111
Jan 30, 2018

With prior comments spread across the spectrum perhaps eclectic as a descriptor for this screen adaptation of a Philip Roth book might be appropriate. A period piece and coming-of-age story, Indignation leaves the viewer with much to ponder upon regards various values and passions. The comments regards an extended scene of "battle of the wits" are of note, though there could be only one winner and one loser with neither combatant likely to alter one fig.

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readyrisa
Jan 03, 2018

Gross,slow and boring. After 3/4 of an hour I gave up.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 18, 2017

A young Jewish man, an atheist, went to college on scholarship to avoid being drafted into the Korean War. While at college he faced challenges in love, religion, and family issues. This is a talky film, and I actually fast-forwarded a couple of scenes. But it also has one of the most heated and feisty debate between two intellectuals on screen. Not sure if the title, Indignation, is 100% relevant to the story though. Worth a look.

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

gross ,rude, mind numbling boring

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firefly5
Sep 05, 2017

Slow and boring. After 3/4 of an hour I gave up.

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mariho
Jul 13, 2017

A good film about generation gap and stereotyping. Great acting, after watching it, I feel so glad that I'm not 18. Some adults are so dogmatic.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jun 20, 2017

Well done Philip Roth book adaptation with one of the most interesting 18 minute scenes between protagonist Marcus (Lerman) and the university chancellor (Lett) who believes Marcus is having trouble "fitting in". Subtle issues of anti-Semitism and sexism of the day are touched upon, but much of the story deals with Marcus's budding relationship with troubled undergrad Olivia (Sarah Gadon).

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empbee
Jun 11, 2017

An excellent adaptation of the book by Philip Roth. Good story taking place in the early 1950-s college environment. Convincing acting.

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jonnybroom
May 24, 2017

I found this movie touching and thought-provoking. It's set with the Korean War as a backdrop, and the brief, dark combat scenes are a little puzzling at the beginning. But what unfolds is a tale in which a Jewish kid out of his element in Ohio is drawn in by a beautiful, troubled young woman. There are no easy or satisfying answers for the characters in this drama, but it sheds light on romantic and familial relationships, and shows why growing up is difficult even when there is love and concern. There are brave touches, among them an 18' scene between two characters, and the look of the film has a subtle style.

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jimg2000
Jan 13, 2017

Many thoughtful quotes. Here are some from the conversation between Marcus and Dean:
I see by your transcript that you're a remarkably gifted student. First in your family ever to attend college. ... Scholarship from your temple. I wouldn't want anything at Winesburg to interfere in the slightest with such a stellar record of achievement.
-Neither do I, sir.
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It says here your father is a kosher butcher.
-No. No, it does not. I remember just writing down just 'butcher.' That's what I'd write down on any form.
Well, that's what you did write. I'm merely assuming that he's a kosher butcher.
-He is. But that is not what I wrote down.
I acknowledged that. But it's not inaccurate, is it? To identify him more precisely as a kosher butcher?
-But neither is what I wrote down inaccurate, sir.
I'd be curious to know why you didn't write down 'kosher, ' Marcus.
-Sir, if you are asking me if I was trying to hide the religion into which I was born, the answer is no.

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jimg2000
Jan 13, 2017

You display a fondness for dramatic exaggeration. It doesn't serve you well. It is a characteristic you might want to reflect upon.
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Well, if I may say so, it doesn't look to me like you get along just fine. It seems to me as soon as there's a difference of opinion, you pick up and leave. Is there a problem with finding a solution in quietly leaving?
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I don't prefer to practice one religion over another.
-What then provides you with spiritual sustenance? To whom do you pray when you need solace?
I don't need solace, sir. I don't believe in God and I don't believe in prayer. I am sustained by what is real. Praying, to me, is preposterous.
-Is it now? And yet so many millions do it.
Millions once thought the earth was flat, sir.
-Yes, that's true. But may I ask you, Marcus, merely out of curiosity, how do you get by in life... filled as life is inevitably with trials and tribulations lacking spiritual guidance?
I get straight A's, sir.

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jimg2000
Jan 13, 2017

Sir! I object to being interrogated like this! I do not see the purpose of it. These are my own private affairs,
as is my religious life and my social life and how I conduct it. I have broken no laws, I've caused no one injury or harm, and in no way have my actions impinged on anyone's rights. If anyone's rights have been impinged on they are mine.
-Sit down please, and explain yourself.
I also object to having to attend chapel forty times before I graduate in order to earn a degree. I do not see where the college has the right to force me to listen to a clergyman of whatever faith, even once, or listen to a Christian hymn invoking the Christian deity, given that I am an atheist who is, to be truthful, deeply offended by the practices of organized religion. I am altogether capable of leading a moral existence without crediting beliefs
that are impossible to substantiate and beyond credulity.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 18, 2017

Sexual Content: Suggestive scenes of sexual nature despite absence of nudity.

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