Adapted for the screen by Oscar-winning James Schamus (The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Indignation is, like Philip Roth’s source novel, both wry and intelligent.
It’s a small, character-driven film (the directing debut of writer/producer Schamus) that addresses big themes. Logan Lerman (Fury, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) is exemplary as a working-class Jewish student at a small Ohio college in 1951 confronting institutional racism. But Sarah Gadon (The Amazing Spiderman 2, Maps to the Stars) as a potential love interest adds glamour as well as highlighting changing attitudes towards sex and female sexuality.
Loved it – one of the best of the year so far.