The Squid and the Whale ()

directed by Noah Baumbach
featuring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin

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Two boys learn the hard way about how a marriage falls apart in this independent comedy drama. Bernard (Jeff Daniels) is a novelist whose career has gone into a slow decline as he spends more time teaching and less time writing. His wife, Joan (Laura Linney), meanwhile, has recently begun publishing her own work to widespread acclaim, which only increases the growing tension between them. One day, Bernard and Joan's two sons -- 16-year-old Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) and 12-year-old Frank (Owen Kline) -- are told that their ...

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Jan 28, 2009

New York Divorce

This was an interesting, if slightly depressing movie. Two mildly successful academics are getting divorced over ego issues. The movie focuses on how their two boys deal with this. The older of the sons turning into an insufferable clone of his father, and the younger one turning to beer and his mother's underwear.

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