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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Laura Linney
Jeff Daniels
William Baldwin
Anna Paquin
Jesse Eisenberg
Directors
Noah Baumbach
Screenwriters
Noah Baumbach
Running Time
81 minutes

The Squid & The Whale
Oscar-nominated drama starring Laura Linney & Jeff Bridges


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The Squid & The Whale

Plot
In the mid-'80s, an upscale New York couple begin the painful process of divorce. While their parents struggle to remain civil, their elder son (Eisenberg) sides with his dad (Daniels), while the younger (Kline) moves in with mum (Linney), discovering the joys of booze and masturbation.


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Painful, funny and beautifully acted, by Jeff Daniels particularly, who gives a career-best performance.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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