The US movie, Dark Horse, is a comedy and drama movie. The creators of this movie are Todd Solondz and Harold Manning. The music composer for the movie is Stewart Cararas. The movie was produced by Juan Basanta, Ted Hope and Derrick Tseng with Nick Quested as the executive producer, Craig Shilowich as the associate producer and Rafael Elia Monez as the line producer. The cinematography of Dark Horse was done by Andrij Parekh while the editing was done by Kevin Messman.
The filming locations for Dark Horse are (Clinton Diner, Maspheth, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, Bronx) New York City, New York, USA. Dark Horse was produced under Goldcrest Films, Double Hope Films, Vitagraph Films and Mount Pleasant Pictures. It was released on the 5th of September 2011 in Venice and the 8th of June, 2012, in the United States. Dark Horse was distributed by BrainStorm Media.
The movie starred Jordan Gelber as Abe, Selma Blair as Miranda, Mia Farrow as Phyllis, Christopher Walken as Jackie, Zachary Booth as Justin, Melisa Young as Wedding Singer, Donna Murphy as Marie, Tyler Maynard as Jiminy, Mary Joy as Lori, Peter McRobbie as Arnie, Justin Bartha as Richard, Aasif Mandvi as Mahmood, Di Quon as Waitress, Lee Wilkof as Phil, Tara-Lee Polling as Dancing Bride, Keith Kuhl as the Dancing groom, Kathryn Avery as Dancer, Laurena Baros as Dancer and many other characters.
Abe, a man in his 30s who lives at home with his parents, meets suicidal Miranda. She recently moved back home after a failed academic career and a divorce. While waiting outside Miranda’s house for their first date, Marie (his secretary) runs up and tells him to give up the girl, he has no shot, but then he wakes with a start revealing it was a dream. At several points in the movie, Marie (who has been deeply scarred by her children’s death) turns up in unexpected places and talks with him. Most time, to discourage him from starting a relationship with Miranda or to take him away.
While Miranda has forgotten about their date, Abe gives a speech about how he is a Dark Horse and proposes marriage. She refused, but a few days later, out of desperation and after having talked to her ex, Mahmoud, she changes her mind saying that she wants to marry Abe. During events, Miranda says she has Hepatitis B and may have already put Abe at risk for contracting it since he used her toothbrush. He beats up Mahmoud, breaking his jaw after suspecting that Mahmoud is the one who infected her. Would Miranda still want to continue the relationship after her ex beaten was beaten up by her lover, and what will they do about the Hepatitis?
This movie just says we should treasure whatever we have. It also shows that when there is life, no matter what one is passing through, there is hope.