Life During Wartime

Overview

Directed by Todd Solondz, this ensemble film tells the tale of a large dysfunctional family. Joy Shirley Henderson continues to have problems with her husband, Allen Michael Kenneth Williams, and looks to her family for advice. A dead former boyfriend Paul Reubens continues to try to win her heart from the great beyond. Joy's sister, Trish Allison Janney, meets a retiree whom she hopes will normalize her chaotic life. A third sister, screenwriter Helen Ally Sheedy, is full of bitterness toward both her family and...
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Overview

Directed by Todd Solondz, this ensemble film tells the tale of a large dysfunctional family. Joy Shirley Henderson continues to have problems with her husband, Allen Michael Kenneth Williams, and looks to her family for advice. A dead former boyfriend Paul Reubens continues to try to win her heart from the great beyond. Joy's sister, Trish Allison Janney, meets a retiree whom she hopes will normalize her chaotic life. A third sister, screenwriter Helen Ally Sheedy, is full of bitterness toward both her family and her career. Their mother, Mona Renée Taylor, wants absolutely nothing to do with men. And, ex-con Bill Ciarán Hinds, Trish's former husband, wants to reconcile with their son. Life During Wartime is a pseudo-sequel to Solondz's Happiness with different actors playing the same characters from that earlier film.
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Special Features

New digital transfer, supervised and approved by director of photography Ed Lachman, with DTS-HD master audio soundrack; Ask Todd, an audio Q&A with director Todd Solondz in whitch he responds to viewer's questions ; Making "Life During Wartime," a new documentary featuring interviews with actors Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Allison Janney Michael Lerner, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, and Michael Kenneth Williams, as well as on-set footage; New interviews with Lachman; Original theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/2011
  • UPC: 715515084413
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: A
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 1,056

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Shirley Henderson Joy
Michael Kenneth Williams Allen, Harvey
Allison Janney Trish
Michael Lerner Harvey, Allen
Dylan Snyder Timmy
Ciarán Hinds Bill
Renée Taylor Mona
Paul Reubens Andy
Charlotte Rampling Jacqueline
Ally Sheedy Helen
Roslyn Ruff Waitress
Rebecca Chiles Hostess
Emma Hinz Chloe
Gabriel Quiliquini Waiter
Rich Pecci Mark
Gaby Hoffmann Wanda
Carmen Marie Colon Mejia Sarah
Fernando Samalot Eddie
Meng Ai Jesse
Chris Marquette Billy
Technical Credits
Todd Solondz Director, Screenwriter
Ken Bailey Co-producer
Roshelle Berliner Production Designer
Doug Bernheim Musical Direction/Supervision
Matteo DeCosmo Art Director
Catherine George Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Lachman Cinematographer
Kevin Messman Editor
Andrew Peterson Co-producer
Elizabeth Redleaf Executive Producer
Mike S. Ryan Executive Producer, Producer
Mark Steele Associate Producer
Derrick Tseng Producer
Christine Kunewa Walker Producer
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