2005   USA The Squid and the Whale
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Director:Noah Baumbach
Studio:Sony Pictures
Writer:Noah Baumbach
IMDb Rating:7.6 (28,209 votes)
Awards:Nominated for Oscar. Another 13 wins & 24 nominations
Duration:81 min
Noah Baumbach  ...  (Director)
Noah Baumbach  ...  (Writer)
Owen Kline  ...  Frank Berkman
Jeff Daniels  ...  Bernard Berkman
Laura Linney  ...  Joan Berkman
Jesse Eisenberg  ...  Walt Berkman
William Baldwin  ...  Ivan
David Benger  ...  Carl
Anna Paquin  ...  Lili
Molly Barton  ...  Graduate Student
Bo Berkman  ...  Graduate Student
Matthew Kaplan  ...  Graduate Student
Simon Kaplan  ...  Graduate Student
Matthew Kirsch  ...  Graduate Student
Daniella Markowicz  ...  Graduate Student
Elizabeth Meriwether  ...  Graduate Student
Ben Schrank  ...  Graduate Student
Robert D. Yeoman  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Joint Custody Blows.

Summary: Sony Pictures The Squid And The Whale (Widescreen, Special Edition)
Based on the true childhood experiences of director Noah Baumbach, "The Squid And The Whale" tells the story of a patriarch (Jeff Daniels, "Dumb & Dumber,""Speed") of an eccentric Brooklyn family who once had been a great novelist, but has settled into a teaching job. When his wife (Laura Linney, "Exorcism Of Emily Rose,""Kinsey") discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family, leaving two teenage sons to forge new relationships with their parents. Linney's characterbegins dating her younger son's tennis coach (William Baldwin, "Backdraft,""Flatliners"). Meanwhile, Daniels' character has an affair with the student (Anna Paquin, "X-Men,""Almost Famous") his older son is pursuing.

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