Two brothers (Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline) are forced to split their time between their newly separated parents (Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney) in this comedic drama directed by Noah Baumbach.
The Anniversary Party -- Celebrating their reconciliation and six years of marriage, American actress Sally Nash and British novelist Joe Therrian invite their friends, colleagues and neighbors to a party...
The Squid and the Whale -- Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
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Based on the true childhood experiences of director Noah Baumbach, The Squid and the Whale tells the story of a patriarch (Jeff Daniels, Dumb & Dumber, Speed) of an eccentric Brooklyn family who once had been a great novelist, but has settled into a teaching job. When his wife (Laura Linney, Exorcism of Emily Rose, Kinsey) discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family, leaving two teenage sons to forge new relationships with their parents. Linney's character begins dating her younger son's tennis coach (William Baldwin, Backdraft, Flatliners). Meanwhile, Daniels' character has an affair with the student (Anna Paquin, X-Men, Almost Famous) his older son is pursuing.
In his third feature, director Noah Baumbach scores a triumph with an autobiographical coming-of-age story about a teenager whose writer-parents are divorcing. The father (Jeff Daniels) and mother (Laura Linney) duke it out in half-civilized, half-savage fashion, while their two sons adapt in different ways, shifting allegiances between parents. The film is squirmy-funny and nakedly honest ab...
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE tells the touching story of two boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
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