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THE SQUID & THE WHALE

THE SQUID & THE WHALE

  • Directed by Noah Baumbach
  • Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Owen Kline
  • 15th Anniversary
  • 2005 | 80mins | USA | rated (15)

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.