Indignation

Indignation

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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Passion ignites culte clash in this provocative coming-of-age story, based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. Marcus, a student from New Jersey arrives at a small conservative college in Ohio. He becomes infatuated with his class mate Olivia. The mutual attraction sparks a torrid encounter with consequences no one ever could have imagined. He puts his family's best-laid plans and his own beliefs to the ultimate test.

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I'm astonished by some of the comments from my fellow-viewers. Seems like the movie evoked "loves" and "hates," and not much in between. Me? I LOVED it. This is a psychological film, as was the book on which it is based. Obviously, things happen. However, what happens inside the minds of the protagonists is even more important than what happens outside, which is not a whole lot, but enough to cause pain, pleasure, and much indignation. Our hero is ethnically New Jersey Jewish, but he has satisfied himself, after a close reading of Bertrand Russell, that there is no such thing as a supreme being. As a convinced atheist, he resents being obliged to attend his Ohio college's chapel in order to graduate, and the scheme he utilizes to dodge this obligation ultimately leads to his expulsion, his drafting into the US army, and his death in the Korean war (which is foreshadowed at the very beginning of the film). But before the expulsion, the indignation; his mother is indignant at his choice of a girlfriend, and resorts to blackmail to end the relationship, his dean is indignant that he doesn't believe in God or want to join a sports team, and Marcus is indignant at the interference into his private life and beliefs by his parents and dean. A great movie, with stellar acting by absolutely everyone involved, especially by Marcus, his parents, Olivia, and the patronizing dean, with his creepy hands resting on Marcus's shoulders wa-a-a-a-y too long!

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lavasushi
Jul 16, 2018

A sad, unmemorable story about a Jewish College student at a Christian College who falls in love with a crazy pretty girl. And then it’s get’s more sad. Kind of boring.

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COURIER3
Jun 28, 2018

Olivia certainly did know how to make a new student welcome at college. Too many dark scenes at the end. Had to guess at the ending. Olivia had an interesting bedside manner at the hospital. Spoiler alert did Olivia impregnate herself? The college dean was an interesting and probing character.

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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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PHAERTE1
Feb 18, 2018

Really boring.

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Corbin12
Feb 16, 2018

The acting is right on, especially that of Tracy Letts.
Perhaps I should have read the book, or maybe it is just too intellectual for me. I got lost at the end, which of course was the beginning.

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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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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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COURIER3
May 31, 2018

College students, culture clash.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 18, 2017

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

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