The Squid and the Whale

Release date:October 5, 2005
(NY; LA release: October 14)

Studio:Samuel Goldwyn Films

Director:Noah Baumbach

MPAA Rating:R (for strong sexual content, graphic dialogue and language)


Starring:Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin, Alexandra Daddario, Eli Gelb, Henry Glovinsky, Anna Paquin, Adam Rose, Benjamin Smolen


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Plot Summary:

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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