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Squid and the Whale, The (2005)

R 80 minutes

Directed by Noah Baumbach
Written by Noah Baumbach

  Owen Kline
  Jeff Daniels
  Laura Linney
  Jesse Eisenberg
  William Baldwin

Comedy, Drama

Synopsis: Set in the stately yet off-kilter neighborhood of Park Slope, the film tells the story of the Berkmans, a quintessentially New York family struggling to keep things together. Family patriarch Bernard (Jeff Daniels) is a published author and writing teacher whose insecurity over his own lack of recognition continues to plague him. Meanwhile, his wife, Joan (Laura Linney), is grappling with her own sense of unsettlement. Their sons, who are caught in the crossfire, express their confusion in different ways: 16-year-old Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) tries to pass off Pink Floyd's "Hey You" as his own hit in the school talent show, while his 12-year-old brother Frank (Owen Kline) begins to explore his budding sexuality. When Bernard and Joan finally decide to separate, the family must confront their unraveling situation head on.

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AuthorDate SmartsPopcornCRD
Black Sheep 16 Feb 2006 94 87 907
Average: (1 Review) 94 87 907


Smarts Average:94%
Popcorn Average:87%
Combined Average:90%  Margin of Error:+/- 29%
Number of Reviews:1  Consensus:1 out of 1
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