Two boys learn the hard way about how a marriage falls apart in this independent comedy drama. Berna... read morerd (Jeff Daniels) is a novelist whose career has gone into a slow decline as he spends more time teaching and less time writing. His wife, Joan (Laura Linney), meanwhile, has recently begun publishing her own work to widespread acclaim, which only increases the growing tension between them. One day, Bernard and Joan's two sons -- 16-year-old Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) and 12-year-old Frank (Owen Kline) -- are told that their parents are separating, with Bernard renting a house on the other side of their Park Slope, Brooklyn, neighborhood. As the parents set up a schedule for spending time with their children, Walt and Jesse can hardly imagine that things could get more combative between their folks, but they do, as Joan begins dating Ivan (William Baldwin), Frank's tennis instructor, and Bernard starts sharing the house with Lili (Anna Paquin), one of his students. Meanwhile, the two boys begin taking sides in the battle between their parents, with Walt taking after his father and Frank siding with his mom. Based on writer/director Noah Baumbach's own childhood experiences with his parents' divorce, The Squid and the Whale won prizes for writing and direction at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
tarring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg
Im feeling a bit uncomfortable about this film cause I didnt really like it but I liked a lot of things about it. Jef
Reviewed 5 years days ago
Uncomfortable to watch with your parents. Generally entertaining, but hard to recommend or even wa
Jane Adams (II),
Philip Seymour Hoffman,
Lara Flynn Boyle
The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually cons... read moreidered dark or evil.
. Loved the constant contrast with the music playing in the background of most scenes. Felt uncomfortable the entire time and the high tension almost gave me a heart attack and even though the
Reviewed 8 months days ago
. The title. The tone, too. If you've been longing to be treated to one of the most uncomfortable, sad, and disturbing movies that treats it's subjects like they live in Stepford (ie e
Joey Lauren Adams,
A once-loving Chicago couple whose happily-ever-after quickly turned into a never-again finds their ... read morecrumbling romance complicated when both parties refuse to move out of the pair's recently purchased condo. The Break-Up is a romantic comedy that starts where all the others end. The future once looked promising for thirtysomething couple Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn), but lately it seems like a series of increasingly petty and intolerable squabbles have snuffed any semblance of romance in their relationship. Their confrontation endlessly fueled by mean-spirited suggestions of revenge tactics from friends and family and their stubborn refusal to budge resulting in an excruciating stalemate, Brooke and Gary ultimately decide to spitefully stick it out as hostile roommates until the weaker party eventually admits defeat. As the competition to drive one another out grows increasingly intense and outrageous, however, Brooke eventually comes to the realization that she's not fighting for possession of the condominium as much as she is fighting to salvage her relationship with the man she once viewed as the love of her life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
. It was uncomfortable but weirdly refreshing.
Reviewed 2 years days ago
.... Kinda uncomfortable all the way through.. Jennifer Anniston impressed me with her acting skills though.. D
Reviewed 4 years days ago
.. little bit too sad and dismal for my liking, they just hurt each other and i found it uncomfortable. :(
Still love Jen though!