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The Squid and the Whale

Writer/director Noah Baumbach's semi-autobiographical tale of a disintegrating family set in 1980s Brooklyn is full of melancholy wit and sympathetic yet unsentimental characterizations. A top notch cast includes Laura Linney as the free-spirited mum, Jeff Daniels as her embittered literary husband and Jesse Eisenberg as their pretentious eldest son. An emotionally potent and blackly humourous film nominated for Best Screenplay Oscar 2006.

Year: 2005
Genre: Drama, Black Humour, Dysfunctional Families
Country: USA
Director: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin, Halley Feifer
Duration: 77 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language and sexual themes
7.4/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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