First screened in August 2016
Director: James Schamus. Cast: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, Tracy Letts, Philip Ettinger, Pico Alexander, Ben Rosenfield, Noah Robbins, Bryan Burton, Joanne Baron, Richard Topol, Susan Varon, Betsy Hogg, Tom Bair. Screenplay: James Schamus (based on the novel by Philip Roth). Twitter Capsule:
I appreciate the attempt to convey Roth's peculiar tenor, but I found this dehydrated and affected. Disliked the look.
If making a movie for literary-minded adults were easy, more people would do it. If evoking Roth on screen were easy, somebody in 40 years would have managed it. Earnest effort.