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Indignation (2016) Movie Information

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Logan Lerman
Sarah Gadon
Ben Rosenfield
Tracy Letts
Pico Alexander
Noah Robbins





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In 1951 a young, Jewish man raised in a working-class New Jersey family sets off to attend a small, conservative Ohio college. Once there, he soon clashes with the administration dealing with anti-Semitism and sexual repression as he also tries to connect with a troubled girl. -- Chris Kavan

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08/31/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Romance movies can be overly comical, or they can be something special. This special type of movie was already created through the release of Brooklyn in 2015. Think of Indignation as a slightly edgier version of Brooklyn. Don't get me wrong, they are not the same; Indignation has its own unique touch to special cinematic brilliance.
We are introduced to a Jewish college freshman, Marcus, whose parents are overly concerned and troubled by his long distance relationship. Sounds familiar, I know, many people experience this in life, both university students and their parents alike. A slightly older girl goes out on a date with Marcus and does some interesting stuff with him afterward. Marcus is absolutely shocked, but flattered.
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08/26/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Unassuming Emotional Depth

'Indignation' is a small period drama with unassuming depth. The first two scenes show two seemingly unrelated occurrences in different times, while voiceover from our main character tells of things lost. We then start on the most transitionary point in his young life; leaving home for college. We see the overbearing protective nature of his mother and (mostly) father, the funeral for a boy of the same age who died in the Korean war, and his severe longing to be away from it all. A big part of moving far away to attend higher learning is to avoid the draft for said war. He has a hard time adjusting to the new people and new rules of this particular school. His reasonings in counteracting those around him are justified through his intellect and headstrong qualities. This creates a b...

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