DVD: Life During Wartime, For retail & rental (Artificial Eye)

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The Independent Culture

Todd Solondz's sequel to 1998's antithetically titled Happiness picks up on the lives of three sisters and the troubles haunting them (suicide, paedophilia etc) 10 years on.

The power of the exceptional opening scene isn't maintained, and the comedy can be too light for such serious material. But this is still an intelligent telling of interweaving stories exploring the darkest sides of the human condition, and well supported by an excellent ensemble.