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Dark Horse (2012) Fourteen years after Happiness , why is director Todd Solondz still mucking around with the sort of idiot neurotic dweeb who makes George Costanza look… 2012-06-08 R PT85M Comedy Selma Blair Jordan Gelber Vitagraph Films
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Dark Horse (2012)

MPAA Rating: R

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DARK HORSE Selma Blair and Jordan Gelber
Image credit: Jojo Whilden
DARK HORSE Selma Blair and Jordan Gelber
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Jun 08, 2012; Rated: R; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Selma Blair and Jordan Gelber; Distributor: Vitagraph Films

Fourteen years after Happiness, why is director Todd Solondz still mucking around with the sort of idiot neurotic dweeb who makes George Costanza look like George Clooney? Abe (Jordan Gelber), a 35-year-old dolt, lives with his parents and stuffs his room with action figures and models of The Simpsons. He's a character meant to make us squirm, but the most squirm-inducing aspect of Dark Horse is the way that Solondz is still stuck in his outdated loser tropes. (Also available on VOD) C

Originally posted Jun 20, 2012 Published in issue #1213 Jun 29, 2012 Order article reprints