Based on the novel by Philip Roth, this engaging drama focuses on Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a young man from a working-class New Jersey family attending a small Ohio college in the early 1950s. Marcus, who was raised Jewish but identifies as an atheist, clashes with the school’s dean (Tracy Letts) over religion’s relationship to academics, and begins an intense affair with Olivia (Sarah Gadon), a beautiful, wealthy, and troubled fellow student. With Pico Alexander, Danny Burstein, Linda Emond. 111 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish.