With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.
Al Fountain, a middle-aged electrical engineer, is on the verge of a mid-life crisis, when he decides to take his time coming home from a business trip, rents a car, and heads out looking ... See full summary »
The idea that Brad Pitt was the model for the buffoonish Chad Palomino character is a myth. Pitt himself was slated to appear as the Palomino character, until a Legends of the Fall (1994) scheduling conflict forced him to drop out. Apparently, James Le Gros *was* mocking a self-absorbed Hollywood star; it just wasn't Pitt. Tom DiCillo says that while he can't name any names, LeGros confided that he had lifted all of the Palomino character's mannerisms from a star with whom he had just finished working. See more »
The first few times the AC slates, what is written on the slate does not reflect what he calls off. See more »
[Tito doesn't laugh when he's supposed to]
Cut! Tito... Didn't feel like laughing, did ya?
Oh. Guess I missed it.
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statement after the end credits: The characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are sort of fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is sort of coincidental and unintentional. See more »
Funny, absorbing and smart movie about a no-budget film and the people trying to make it. The movie plays around with reality and dreams without getting too obscure or serious. It's well-done, well-acted (one of those rare movies where the entire cast is great), very funny and very smart. Naturally, this bombed...it was TOO intelligent for mainstream audiences and how do you market a film like this. But it plays on IFC all the time and it's basically one of the best films of its year and one of the best on the art of films and filmmaking. If you even slightly like movies, you have to see this. Don't miss it!
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