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      Released Apr 13, 2005 1h 40m Comedy Drama List
      43% Tomatometer 119 Reviews 69% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings An underage girl horrifies her parents by getting pregnant, then runs away after they force her to have an abortion. Read More Read Less

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel Subversive by reputation, Solondz is an acquired taste on his best day, and he's just all over the place with this one. Unpleasantly so. Rated: 2/5 Jun 17, 2005 Full Review Geoff Pevere Toronto Star The movie's oppressive atmosphere of flatly rendered, all-consuming determinism leaves it sparkless, pointless and ultimately not very funny. Rated: 2.5/4 May 13, 2005 Full Review Richard Propes Todd Solondz, backward and forward, is simply an outstanding, courageous storyteller and a unique, insightful, and gifted director. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 19, 2020 Full Review Tim Brayton Alternate Ending It seems stuck entirely at the level of "what would happen if we tried..." Rated: 2.5/5 Sep 16, 2018 Full Review Sean Nelson The Stranger (Seattle, WA) Nothing about Palindromes is easy to resolve. This should come as great news for fans of Todd Solondz. Aug 23, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D I just don't get this writer at all. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/01/24 Full Review Connie Absolutely amazing. You have to be mature for this movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/24/23 Full Review Dave S Anyone interested in entering the strange world of Todd Solondz should probably start with anything other than Palindromes. An acquired taste at the best of times, Palindromes is consistent in many ways with his other films – uncomfortable themes, awkward characters, unusual storylines, a laconic but effective directing style, and enough general weirdness to keep your interest. This time around, Aviva (played by a bunch of different actors), a 13-year-old girl, desperately wants a child. When she becomes pregnant, her parents convince her to have an abortion, which ultimately results in a hysterectomy. When she runs away, she finds herself lost in a world she doesn't understand. While the subject matter (abortion, pedophilia, alienation) is enough to turn a lot of viewers off, it is ultimately Solondz' unique style that audiences will be forced to make a verdict on. A Solondz movie is either a love it or hate it affair, it would seem. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/16/23 Full Review cinephile f This film is a piece of art. It is very extreme and is excellent and not for everybody. I absolutely recommend it but you may have to watch it more than once to get it. Soldonz is such a brilliant director. I wish Hollywood did more stuff like this rather than just putting out marketing driven superhero 'films' that are simply about making $$$. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Andrew F Solondz's best film and personal top 10 film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/04/22 Full Review william d Lacks the humor of Solondz' first two films, but still interesting nonetheless. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis An underage girl horrifies her parents by getting pregnant, then runs away after they force her to have an abortion.
      Todd Solondz
      Derrick Tseng
      Todd Solondz
      Production Co
      Extra Large Pictures
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 13, 2005, Limited
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 5, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 40m
      Sound Mix