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.
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.
Max Fischer is a precocious 15-year-old whose reason for living is his attendance at Rushmore, a private school where he's not doing well in any of his classes, but where he's the king of extracurricular activities - from being in the beekeeping society to writing and producing plays, there's very little after school he doesn't do. His life begins to change, however, when he finds out he's on academic probation, and when he stumbles into love with Miss Cross, a pretty teacher of the elementary school at Rushmore. Added to the mix is his friendship with Herman Blume, wealthy industrialist and father to boys who attend the school, and who also finds himself attracted to Miss Cross. Max's fate becomes inextricably tied to this odd love triangle, and how he sets about resolving it is the story in the film. Written by
Gary Dickerson <slug@mail. utexas.edu>
When Bill Murray first read the script, he thought it was so fantastic that he said he wanted to do it so badly he would do it for free. See more »
When Magnus confronts Dirk and tells him about what Max said he did with Dirk's mom, a crew member is reflected in the window behind Dirk. See more »
If, and only if, both sides of the numerator is divisible by the inverse of he square root of the two unassigned variable.
Good. Except when the value of the "X" coordinate is equal to or less than the value of one. Yes Isaac?
What about *that* problem?
Oh, that? Don't worry about that.
I just put that up as a joke. That's probably the hardest geometry equation in the world.
Well, how much extra credit is it worth?
Well, considering I've never seen anyone get it right, ...
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Rue St. Vincent
Written by Bruant Aristide
Published by EMI Virgin Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by Yves Montand
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment (France) S.A.
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Well I saw this movie some time ago. It's in the style of Wes Anderson's later movies , "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou". The movie is a bit surrealistic and sour but the humor is deep and when you think back about this movie you can remember lots of it's jokes like how the main character, Marx Fischer used Latin in his latest play. Bill Murray was just as great as in his other Anderson movies. If you're looking for a comedy where you laugh at every scene this is not the movie but as a surrealistic comedy the movie is great. Also I liked some of the music in the film for example Rolling Stones and Cat Stevens. I think that Wes Anderson is a really special director and his style is of that kind that not nearly all of people like his movies.
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