Abe, a fat, mid-30-something lives with his parents and works for his dad. Uncool and socially inept, he alternates between politeness and rage. Abe invents a reciprocal romance with the beautiful, overmedicated depressive Miranda. In his self-delusion, he proposes marriage. Shockingly, she accepts.
This bruising study in arrested development finds a petulant man-child wrestling with the demands of adult responsibility after falling, rather quickly, in love. Jordan Gelber is great as the hopeless schlub, crafting with director Todd Solondz a poignantly updated take on Paddy Chayevsky’s Marty.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Éric Rohmer, 2007, France
Kim Ki-duk, 2004, South Korea
Federico Fellini, 1963, Italy
Peter Greenaway, 1982, United Kingdom