Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Squid and the Whale
After their parents Bernard (Jeff Daniels) and Joan (Laura Linney) announce their divorce, brothers Frank (Owen Kline) and Walt Berkman (Eisenberg) have different ways of coping with the sudden news.
I'm not sure where to place the main characters. On the one hand, they're pains in the neck; on the other hand, you kinda relate with them. I particularly liked Eisenberg's work in The Squid and the Whale the most (Daniels is a close second). It's a quirky semi-autobiographical tale from Noah Baumbach that is both funny and caring.
My Rating: ****1/2