Squid and the Whale, The (R)

Quicklook Rating★★★

synopsis

Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family, claims to have been a famous novelist but is now reduced to teaching. His wife Joan discovers a literary talent of her own, and it breaks up the family, leaving the two teenage sons, Walt, 16, and Frank, 12, divided between their parents. The wife starts an affair with her younger son's tennis coach, while the husband starts sleeping with a student whom his elder son is courting.

MovieGoer Review

Squid and the Whale is a perfect metaphor in a world where we take divorce for granted. It's so commonplace and is rarely this exposed in film anymore. But writer/director Noah Baumbach explores the whole painful process rather skillfully, ... MORE

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synopsis

Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family, claims to have been a famous novelist but is now reduced to teaching. His wife Joan discovers a literary talent of her own, and it breaks up the family, leaving the two teenage sons, Walt, 16, and Frank, 12, divided between their parents. The wife starts an affair with her younger son's tennis coach, while the husband starts sleeping with a student whom his elder son is courting.

MovieGoer Review

Squid and the Whale is a perfect metaphor in a world where we take divorce for granted. It's so commonplace and is rarely this exposed in film anymore. But writer/director Noah Baumbach explores the whole painful process rather skillfully, ... MORE