The Squid And The Whale DVD
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 about the rationalisations and compensatory snobbisms of artistic failure as well as the conflicted desires of adolescents for sex and status. In detailing bohemian-bourgeois life in brownstone Brooklyn, Baumbach is spot on. Everyone proceeds from good intentions and acts rather badly, in spite or because of their manifest intelligence. Fulfilling the best traditions of the American independent film, this quirky, wisely written feature explores the gulf between sexes, generations, art and commerce, Brooklyn and Manhattan.Special Features Audio Commentaries, Behind-The-Scenes Featurette, Interview With Director Noah Baumbach And Writer Philip Lopate
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Released2006-08-07
Discs1
Year Of Release2005
DirectorNoah Baumbach
CastMatthew Kaplan,Matthew Kirsch,Molly Barton,Owen Kline,William Baldwin,Simon Kaplan,Laura Linney,Daniella Markowicz,David Benger,Elizabeth Meriwether,Anna Paquin,Ben Schrank,Bo Berkman,Jeff Daniels,Jesse Eisenberg
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
AudioEnglish Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time77
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