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  1. He was 15 in this movie. He’s always been a very good character actor and a pretty fair lead actor as well (but for some of the writing/directing).

    Probably most of you haven’t even heard of, let alone seen, this potential somewhat-of-a-gem movie, Indignation. It had the potential to being a cultural blockbuster …. again, but, for the direction (and selection) of him in it. He was cast as a ‘lone’ atheist in a chrissssstian-dominated college (in Ohio — where else, but the South?) coming out of New Jersey (I think). Right in the middle of a possibly well-written declaration of his atheism to the school Dean, he (oh, so conveniently) shows the first signs and then gets “violently ill” from ‘appendicitis.’ [How fucking convenient!] so that the “sickness” and his hospital stay overshadow what should have been the primary plot in this movie. But, of course, it was the poor direction/production that “ruined it” for me. And the fact of selecting a rather vocally jewish person to “play an atheist”. this is the same as hiring a known homophobe to play a gay character just to say you’ve “addressed the issue”. But, otherwise, he did a credible job of see-sawing back and forth being an attempted estranged son wtih his “do-good-jewish” parents.

    He’s always been very good looking and has a nice body — I’m sure he does exercises and sports to stay that way — good for him.

    1. Ohio is NOT in the South. I respect your sometimes overly (overtly) strident opinions, with some of which I agree, but this is a gaffe.

      1. Me: “He was cast as a ‘lone’ atheist in a chrissssstian-dominated college (in Ohio — where else, but the South?)”

        Richard: “Ohio is NOT in the South. … but this is a gaffe.”

        No it isn’t. You need to learn how to read literary sources. While I could have added “for” after “but”, I chose not to because in itself it was self-explanitory. Maybe you should learn how to read …. or read more books and established literary sources.

        1. What the?? Really, Penboy?
          Prejudicial generalizations should be beneath you. We who call the South home know those from elsewhere sometimes make uninformed comments based on hearsay, so we tend to redirect. (And there’s an old saw that people from Ohio never leave.)

          Your venom is rare. It’s disconcerting how readily you switch from kind, conciliatory comments to vapid slurs. You exhibit a lot of past pain. I’m sorry. I only come here to enjoy, and only recently began adding comments. Should I stop?

          “Where else, but -perhaps- the south” might also have been more clear to those of us with poorer reading comprehension.

          Oh, and sorry, but it’s explanatory. Not explanitory. Let me know if I should leave now.

          1. “We who call the South home know those from elsewhere sometimes make uninformed comments based on hearsay,”

            I lived over 4½ years in Texas growing up (I graduated from a school in North Texas. So, I know a “thing or two about a thing or two” regarding the South. And my mother and brother were born in Louisiana — my mother was raised there.

            Oh, and I misspelled a word. Sorry about that.

        2. Agree with Richard; regardless of your intent, the wording suggested you believe Ohio to be a southern state. The phrase “where else, but” is something of an eye-roll in words, carrying Ohio into the same category. I would suggest, “. . . Ohio (which is the most likely place, apart from the South”) to be clearer.

          1. “the wording suggested you believe Ohio to be a southern state.”

            No i didn’t. You’re just too ignorant to have proper reading comprehension.

        1. Cute. But, Canada has its own “bible belt” even if it’s not only within a certain geographical area “marked out” with numbers of churches, nutcases, etc. — like the multiple geographical areas of USA.

  2. There is an interview where he looks just like Dylan O’Brien. Never a bad thing. He is beautiful and just my type: pretty without being the least bit effeminate looking . . . not that that can’t also be beautiful.

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