The Squid and the Whale movie review, Noah Baumbach, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg. Review by Rob Blackwelder ©SPLICEDwire
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"The Squid & the Whale"
88 minutes | Rated: R
LIMITED: Friday, October 7, 2005
Written & directed by Noah Baumbach

Starring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin

  • Jeff Daniels
  • Laura Linney
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Anna Paquin

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    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.

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