The Squid and the Whale Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for The Squid and the Whale the Movie

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Writer-director Baumbach's semiautobiographical tale of two adolescent brothers struggling to cope with their self-centered parents' divorce. Set in Brooklyn in 1986, Walt (Eisenberg) and Frank (Kline) are the progeny of pompous writer Bernard (Daniels), whose career is faltering, and unfaithful writer Joan (Linney), whose career is on the rise. The title refers to a popular exhibit at the Natural History Museum and its significance gradually becomes clear. Expert acting by all concerned; newcomer Kline is the son of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 88 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Comedy Drama, Divorce, New York, New York, Period Piece: 1980s, Coming of Age, Writers, Tennis
Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Cast
Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Anna Paquin, William Baldwin, Halley Feiffer, David Benger
Cinematography
Robert Yeoman
Director
Noah Baumbach
Music
Britta Phillips, Dean Wareham
Other
Allan Byer, Tim Streeto, Amy Westcott, Anne Ross
Producer
Wes Anderson, Peter Newman, Clara Markowicz, American Empirical Pictures, Peter Newman-Interal

Awards

L.A. Film Critics 2005: Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review 2005: Screenplay; N.Y. Film Critics 2005: Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 2005: Screenplay.

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