Keswick Film Club - The Squid and the Whale

Sunday 17th September 5:00 PM

The Squid and the Whale 

Director: Noah Baumbach Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2005 Length: 81 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 76.39% Attendance: 130

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Synopsis

With fierce insight and feeling, writer-director Noah Baumbach delivers a fresh look at the effect of divorce on children, in a movie where even the laughs cut to the bone. He sets the film in Brooklyn where he lived in the 1980s during and after the break-up of his own parents. All performances are flawless, but Jeff Daniels' portrait of a man trying to helplessly to break out of the cocoon of his own self-regard is a finely tuned tour de force and it represents his shining hour on screen.

DIRECTOR'S AWARD - Sundance Film Festival 2005
SCREEN WRITING AWARD - Sundance Film Festival 2005

Critics

open_quote Hilarious and humane ... a terrific tragi-comedy close_quote BBCi



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