Based on the true childhood experiences of director Noah Baumbach and his brother this quirky offbeat and hilarious black comedy perfectly illustrates the real life struggles of a family splintered by divorce. The Squid and the Whale tells the story of the patriarch (Jeff Daniels) of an eccentric Brooklyn family who once had been a great novelist but has settled into a teaching job. When his wife (Laura Linney) discovers a writing talent of her own jealousy and bitterness divides the family leaving two teenage sons to forge new relationships with their parents.
The Squid And The Whale
December 26, 2011 By