THE SQUID AND THE WHALE. (2005)

Directed by brilliant auteur and personal favourite, Noah Baumbach. It stars Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline as brothers who become deeply affected in different ways by the divorce of their parents, played by vets Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels.

Honestly, I saw this film last weekend and I loved it immediately. It is loosely based on the events of Noah’s childhood so it feels uniquely personal (it was even shot with a handheld camera). The dialogue is witty and carries Baumbach’s signature artful observations of the everyday life. It is an acute, heartfelt look at family and the complexities of divorce.

Jesse Eisenberg and Owen kline give amazing performances and If you are not gonna see any movie I tell you to, at least watch this one.

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