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.
A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »
Three grown prodigies, all with a unique genius of some kind, and their mother are staying at the family household. Their father, Royal had left them long ago, and comes back to make things right with his family. Written by
"The Peter Bradley Show," on which both Eli and (it is implied) Margot appear during the course of the movie, is a parody of the long-running interview show "The Charlie Rose Show," which has been produced in the studios of the New York PBS affiliate Thirteen/WNET since 1991 and has been distributed to PBS stations nationwide since 1993. See more »
In the tent, Margot places the phonograph needle in the middle of one side of The Rolling Stones album. However, when the song ends, the needle is shown at the end of the first track. See more »
Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue in the winter of his 35th year. Over the next decade, he and his wife had three children, and then they separated.
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Written by Van Morrison
Published by WB Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Caledonia Soul Music
Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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I just finished watching this movie with commentary, and after seeing how much care goes into each scene, I have fallen for the movie all over again.
Even after watching this film 10+ times now, I love it all the more. I have never held this movie as my favorite, but now it has moved into the #1 position after a careful study, and realizing that even 50 more viewings would not unlock all the little treasures hidden within.
You are doing yourself a huge disservice if you don't see this movie, or if you dismiss it after a single viewing. Watch it, again if necessary, and see what you are missing.
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