111 minute running time so 10 to 20 minutes too long, which is a shame, but I didn’t hate this one…. smart adaptation of a Philip Roth novel … the story of Roth’s college years in the midwest in the 1950s, semi-autobiographical, though he plays with the ending … typical of Philip Roth, there’s a beautiful, blue-eyed, blonde-haired WASP who falls for him and gives him a blowjob on the first date, and hand jobs following his appendicitis — Roth had an active imagination!
Really good acting (“performances!”) from the two lead kids (Lerman and Gadon) .. I was impressed. I’m giving it a rare green, go recommendation. I did not watch it in one sitting, but I’m going to make an exception and say see it despite it being overly long. Recommended!