The son of a Jewish butcher leaves home to go to college in Chicago and avoids being drafted into the army to fight in the Korean War.

You're in for a rare treat when a movie based on a book is as good as the book. The 1950s and college campus life are faithfully recreated and the humanistic themes compelling; sexual awakening, marital hatred, religious observance, and the fine line between sensitivity and being regarded as crazy. There's a sense that anything could happen, and it's that air of unpredictability that makes this movie so absorbing. Sparks of indignation.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 21st August 2016
Roadshow Films 111 mins