R | 1 Hour 57 Minutes | Drama
Director: James Schamus
Writer: Philip Roth (based on the novel by), James Schamus (written for the screen by)
Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Melanie Blake Roth
Based on Philip Roth’s late novel, Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test.
Critics Consensus: Indignation proves it’s possible to put together an engaging Philip Roth adaptation — and offers a compelling calling card for debuting writer-director James Schamus.
89% of the people who saw it, enjoyed it.