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For Ellen

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FOR ELLEN Paul Dano
Carolyn Drake

For Ellen

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
93 minutes
Limited Release Date:
09/05/12
performer:
Paul Dano, Jena Malone
director:
So Yong Kim
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

Joby (Paul Dano), an indie-rock musician, is getting divorced — and that’s when he decides he wants to know his estranged 6-year-old daughter (Shaylena Mandigo). Set in a wintry suburban wasteland, the movie is full of choppy visuals and punishing silences, a vaguely Euro style that says: ”Life’s a bummer.” Dano does a more insolent version of his woe-is-me moroseness, but the drama is so minimalist that it’s hard to glimpse the man behind the woe. (Available on VOD Sept. 19) C+

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