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‘Dark Horse’

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Todd Solondz

Language: English

Todd Solondz is known for bringing a host of uncomfortable characters and situations to the screen — first prize is probably Philip Seymour Hoffman’s obscene phone caller in “Happiness” — and “Dark Horse” is no exception, a twisted rom-com for no-hopers. Obese, 30-something, still-living-at-home Abe (Jordan Gelber) convinces himself that heavily medicated Miranda (Selma Blair) is attracted to him, with disastrous results. Mia Farrow and Christopher Walken play Abe’s complex-inducing parents.