OPENS FRI. OCT. 22
Set against the backdrop of the Korean War, a working-class Jewish student, Marcus (Logan Lerman), leaves Newark, New Jersey, to attend a small college in Ohio. There, he experiences a sexual awakening after meeting the elegant and wealthy Olivia (Sarah Gadon), and confronts the school’s dean (Tracy Letts) over the role of religion in academic life. Based on the novel by Philip Roth.
“Captures with an uncanny realism a moment of innocence and caution in a post-World War II era.” –Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“An emotional and incredibly personal piece of material (it fictionalizes Roth’s own early-’50s college experience) that adapts well to his polite, polished and reasonably old-fashioned aesthetic.” –Peter Debruge, Variety
“The beauty of ‘Indignation’ can be found in how it builds, growing from a garden-variety coming-of-age story into a poetic, even prayerful, meditation on the pitiless vagaries of character and regret.” –Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post