Monday, October 11, 2010

The Savages

The best way to distinguish an independent movie from a major studio movie is that an independent movie always tends to focus on family issues. You know what I mean, a death in the family, pregnancy, stuff that happens every day.

Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Wendy Savage (Laura Linney) find themselves taking care of their aging father, whom they haven't seen in years.

Hoffman and Linney both give great performances and have great chemistry. Tamara Jenkins wrote and directed The Savages, which I give her kudos for. The Savages is funny and sad in the right places. It's an appropriate movie for those who are going through the same thing.

My Rating: ****1/2

1 comment:

  1. I loved this movie! Laura Linney's surprise Oscar nom over front runner Angelina Jolie (for A Mighty Heart) was one of my favorite parts of that Awards season.


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