Rate-a-Trailer: Todd Solondz’s Life During Wartime

Todd Solondz is all about the sequels lately. In 2004, he hit us with Palindromes, a sort of experimental follow up to Welcome to the Dollhouse in which no fewer than ten actors portrayed the protagonist. Next month, Solondz fans and haters alike will finally get a chance to see Life During Wartime, a sequel to Happiness, 1998’s controversial indictment of suburbia, that has been kicking around the festival circuit for long enough to spark our impatience for a theatrical release. The trailer, while still full of dark comedy, seems to show a somewhat kinder, gentler Solondz than we’re used to. Oh, and Pee Wee Herman’s there, too! Tell us whether you’ll see Life During Wartime when it comes out July 23 in the comments.