Here is a moving, emotional comedy made a few years ago by (the very clever) director Noah Baumbach. with wonderful performances from two very solid talents - Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels – and a great supporting cast.
‘The Squid and the Whale’ tells the story - with bittersweet frankness and witty humor - of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's
It is a sometimes sad, often funny movie which brings home the idea that divorce isn't easy on either the parents or the kids. Every member of the family is brilliantly brought to life in this film, and even though they may be flawed, each one will endear themself to you. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to choke one of them and you will get attached to all of them. If you have not seen it, take the time now to watch this poignant film.
The Los Angeles times called this “A remarkable film .. incisive, heartfelt and painfully funny.”
This film received 25 award nominations, including for an Academy Award (Oscar) in the US, a Golden Globe Award in the US and a London Critics Circle Film Award in the UK . It won 16 awards, including 2 at the Sundance Film Festival.