Fear, Anxiety and Depression (1989)

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Movie Info

This film focuses on the trials and tribulations of Ira (Todd Solondz), who is an unsuccessful playwright trying to find himself in New York City.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy
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Studio:
Propaganda Films

Cast

Max Cantor
as Jack
Jill Wisloff
as Sharon
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Critic Reviews for Fear, Anxiety and Depression

All Critics (3)

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May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's ultimately not difficult to see why Todd Solondz has disowned his first film, Fear Anxiety and Depression...

Full Review… | June 28, 2016
Reel Film Reviews

Todd Solondz's feature directing debut is a disappointingly episodic and fragmented tale, containing musical sequences, that owes its existence to the work of Woody Allen.

Full Review… | September 8, 2009
EmanuelLevy.Com

I'm glad I bought it, I'm glad I saw it, and I'm glad Solondz moved beyond it.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Fear, Anxiety and Depression

Todd Solondz's first film feels more like a really demented Woody Allen movie then a Solondz movie, but there are definitely hints of what was to come. Solondz himself, hates the movie, but I'm not Solondz, and I love it.

Shane Donnelly
Shane Donnelly

Super Reviewer

"I'm a neat kind of guy"!!!(forgotten great songs of the 80's) Todd Solondz sings the songs you love!...his dirtiest secret (not pedophelia, child abuse, or sexual perversion)...the truth is far more embarrassing and confessional...basically he mad...(read more) e a pretty terrible and kinda funny version of "Annie Hall" in the 80's, staring himself in the Allen role, that is, to quote reviews of his play within the film, "pathetically personal and self-conscious". I kinda enjoyed it at parts, not as good as "Welcome To The Dollhouse", had he not gone on to bigger and better things I probably wouldn't have watched this, but since I have I really can't get these songs out of my head. More on this latter...

Joseph Sylvers
Joseph Sylvers

"I'm a neat kind of guy"!!!(forgotten great songs of the 80's) Todd Solondz sings the songs you love!...his dirtiest secret (not pedophelia, child abuse, or sexual perversion)...the truth is far more embarrassing and confessional...basically he made a pretty terrible and kinda funny version of "Annie Hall" in the 80's, staring himself in the Allen role, that is, to quote reviews of his play within the film, "pathetically personal and self-conscious". I kinda enjoyed it at parts, not as good as "Welcome To The Dollhouse", had he not gone on to bigger and better things I probably wouldn't have watched this, but since I have I really can't get these songs out of my head. More on this latter...

Joseph Sylvers
Joseph Sylvers

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