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‘Virginia’

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Dustin Lance Black

Language: English

“Straight to DVD” is usually a harbinger of doom, but in the case of “Virginia,” it’s gotta be worth a look, based on the people involved — actors Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris, director Dustin Lance Black and producer Gus Van Sant. Guess again: This tale of a small-town Mormon sheriff (Harris), running for the senate and his secret schizophrenic lover (Connelly) feels phony from beginning to end.