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Genre Comedy Drama
Running Time 98 min
MPAA rating R
Release Date Jul 23, 2010
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Life During Wartime

Nothing comes easily for Joy (Shirley Henderson) and her sisters, Trish (Allison Janney) and Helen (Ally Sheedy). Joy, unhappy with her job and her sleazy husband (Michael Kenneth Williams) ], is haunted by her dead boyfriend's ghost (Paul Reubens). Trish's pedophile husband (Ciarán Hinds) is behind bars, and she's ready to move on with her life. As an increasingly bitter Helen approaches middle age with a failing screenwriting career, it becomes clear her mother offers little comfort.

Starring
Shirley Henderson Joy Jordan
Ciarán Hinds Bill Maplewood
Allison Janney Trish Maplewood
Michael Lerner Harvey Weiner
Chris Marquette Billy Maplewood
Rich Pecci Mark Weiner
Charlotte Rampling Jacqueline
Paul Reubens Andy
Ally Sheedy Helen Jordan
Dylan Snyder Timmy Maplewood

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08/20/10 - Austin360.com | Austin American-Statesman - Peter Mongillo

Are there times when it is better to forget than forgive? That is the question central to the lives of the characters in "Life During Wartime," the latest from director Todd Solondz. When it comes to remembering Solondz's 1998 film "Happiness," which shocks and ewws with tales of sexual deviancy, squeamish movie-goers might feel the answer to this question is yes. Unfortunately for those people, Solondz has resurrected those characters, picking up a bit down the road from where he left off with the first film.

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