Starring Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Danny Burstein, and Linda Emond
Directed by James Schamus
Thus is the story of Indignation, a very straightforward, yet well-acted and simplistically compelling film directed and written by James Schamus who has crafted a film that, with a few exceptions, feels like it could've been made in the decade in which it is set. The old school aesthetic of the film is matched by its lack of showiness behind the lens. That's not a bad thing, either. Keeping Indignation fully focused on its story is a positive, drawing the audience in to the blossoming life of Marcus. Nice performances from Logan Lerman and Tracy Letts (who together have a rather fascinating, long verbal tete-a-tete that proves to be a centerpiece of the film) help anchor Indignation as a film that deserves to be seen.
The RyMickey Rating: B