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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Life During Wartime
Director: Todd Solondz
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Allison Janney, Michael Lerner, Chris Marquette, Rich Pecci, Charlotte Rampling, Paul Reubens, Ally Sheedy, Dylan Riley Snyder, Renée Taylor, Michael K. Williams

Todd Solondz brings back the characters but not the cast of Happiness (1998) and, to a lesser extent, Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) for this disappointing sequel, so to speak. The three Jordan sisters have moved on and, then again, they really haven't. The film convincingly deals with forgiveness, but it never becomes more than a pointless retread.