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The Savages

Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman play estranged siblings who are forced to deal with each other when their elderly father's dementia proves too much for his girlfriend. Nominated for a slew of film festival awards worldwide, this bittersweet comedy-drama also received an Oscar nomination for Best Writing. Linney and Hoffman are on typically brilliant form in the hands of writer/director Tamara Jenkins, bringing a nuanced realism to their characters that is irresistibly believable.

Year: 2007
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Black Humour, Disabilities, Dysfunctional Families, Film Festivals 2008, 2008, Drama
Country: USA
Director: Tamara Jenkins
Starring: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Peter Friedman, David Zayas
Duration: 109 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains low level offensive language.
7.2/10
Location in store: Drama

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