Saturday, April 10, 2010
the squid and the whale
I've been meaning to watch it for years now. I so loved the director's Margot at the wedding. And if you've seen that..well, The squid and whale is for you. Its an 80's film when a literary family breaks up. Two sons both have issues with their family and how they deal with the break-up.
I really enjoyed how the movie evolved. Of course, if you aren't used to potty mouth vocabulary, this might not be your kind of movie. But some great performances from Jeff Daniels as the professor who can't seem to get his novel published as well as Laura Linney who is up and coming with her novel and other writings. These are the parents who spend different days with their children.
Its quite emotional..and real. Its on my list of favorite movies now.