[rating=2]Starring: Jordan Gelber, Selma Blair, Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken, Justin Bartha, Zachary Booth and Aasif Mandvi
Director(s): Todd Solondz
Writer(s): Todd Solondz
Todd Solondz directed Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness and Storytelling among others. Now comes his latest and sadly it doesn’t live up to the films that preceded it. Dark Horse stars Jordan Gelber and Selma Blair, and co-stars Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken, Justin Bartha, Zachary Booth and Aasif Mandvi in a dark, meandering tale.
Gelber plays “Abe” who lives at home, drives a Hummer, works in his father’s real estate business and is mad at just about everyone in his family for things they did or didn’t do for him, and things he feels they did to him. Even though our first encounter with Abe is at a wedding where he’s trying to his on “Miranda” (Blair), he’s nearly impossible to like almost immediately. Worse, any chance we had of his character being redeemed and made likeable disappears rapidly from that point forward.