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THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

2005 / 81min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: NOAH BAUMBACH

CAST: JESSE EISENBERG, OWEN KLINE, JEFF DANIELS, LAURA LINNEY

Noah Baumbach in person

Baumbach returned after a hiatus of some years and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay with this heartbreaking story of a family coming apart set in 1980s Brooklyn. The film follows two brothers (including a young Jesse Eisenberg) left to figure out their way through the tangled divorce of their parents (Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney, peerless). Baumbach achieves a livewire act, balancing a flurry of quick-hitting emotions that are lovingly wrought and breathtakingly funny.