Virginia (2010)

R   |    |  Drama


Virginia (2010) Poster

A sheriff sees his state senate bid slide out onto the ice when his daughter begins to date the son of a charming but psychologically disturbed woman with whom the sheriff has engaged in a two-decade-long affair.


5.4/10
1,838

Videos


Photos

  • Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris in Virginia (2010)
  • Emma Roberts and Harrison Gilbertson in Virginia (2010)
  • Jennifer Connelly and Dustin Lance Black at an event for Virginia (2010)
  • Olivia Palermo at an event for Virginia (2010)
  • Dustin Lance Black at an event for Virginia (2010)
  • Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris in Virginia (2010)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


11 November 2016 | bkoganbing
7
| Hagar's story
Jennifer Connelly's performance in the title role is the best and most interesting thing about this quirky film. Dustin Lance Black's story and direction examine all kinds of things about what ticks in the great heartland of America who just inflicted Donald Trump on the world.

Virginia casts Jennifer Connelly as one most disturbed mother who for almost two decades has had a clandestine relationship with the local sheriff Ed Harris who now has political aspirations. Harris is a Mormon who would not have liked to see polygamy abolished. Essentially it's a question of him being Abraham having Sarah and Hagar. And we know what kind of raw deal Hagar got.

But Virginia might be cast in the role as Hagar, being given the heave ho because Harris is running for State Senator as of course a law and order conservative. Choice between Connelly and the Sarah of the story Amy Madigan it's crazy Connelly coming up short.

Complicating all this is Harrison Gilbertson Connelly's son who might be Harris's also. He's gotten interested in Harris's daughter by Madigan, Emma Roberts. That could really screw up things for Mr. Law and Order/Family Values.

It ends in tragedy for some, just desserts for others, and escape for some more.

Writer Black has created some colorful characters for director Black to work with. Virginia starts out slow, but the characters do grab you and hold your attention.

I love that scene in the end with traveling Mormon Elder Lucas Grabeel caught in the middle of some madness and Connelly getting him to surrender that enchanted Mormon underwear for her son. We need all the help we can in this life and I guess it can't hurt.

If you like quirky movies don't miss Virginia.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

Shelter

Shelter

Aloft

Aloft

Creation

Creation

American Pastoral

American Pastoral

House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog

Salvation Boulevard

Salvation Boulevard

Strange Wilderness

Strange Wilderness

Maniac

Maniac

Far Harbor

Far Harbor

Trial by Fire

Trial by Fire

Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead

Strange Circus

Strange Circus

Michael McKean Rolls the Dice on His Career

Michael McKean draws on his 231 acting credits to share his best Hollywood stories as he plays our game of "Role the Dice."

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what IMDb editors are watching this month, and visit our guides to what's on TV and streaming, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com