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The Savages (2007)

A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Bill Lachman
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Storyline

Jon and Wendy Savage are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from the abuse of their abusive father, Lenny Savage. Suddenly, a call comes in that his girlfriend has died, he cannot care for himself with his dementia and her family is dumping him on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father now affecting their lives even as they struggle with their own personal demons Lenny helped create. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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1 February 2008 (USA)  »

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La famille Savage  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€42,474 (Italy) (27 January 2007)

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$6,610,326 (USA) (27 April 2008)
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Trivia

Director Tamara Jenkins contacted Carter Burwell to score the movie. Burwell had already committed himself to score No Country for Old Men (2007), so he refused, but recommended Stephen Trask to Jenkins. See more »

Goofs

Lenny Savage's girlfriend's children claim a prenup-like document prevents Mr. Savage from common law marriage claims on the Arizona home he has been living in for 20 years, however, the state of Arizona does not recognize common law marriage. See more »

Quotes

Wendy Savage: Maybe Dad didn't abandon us. Maybe he just forgot who we were.
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Soundtracks

On a Slow Boat to China
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Eddy Howard
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really Great Film! Great Cast!
7 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this last night at the Sedona Film Festival. This is a great movie. Although it may be a depressing subject, no one can deny that it is real life. It's one of those odd comforting type movies in that it allows the viewer to relate on a personal level.

The acting is superb. Hoffman and Linny draw you right into their lonely worlds. They deliver a poignant realistic view of adult life after being abandoned as a child. They really compliment each other. I would be happy to see some nominations in the future for this one. I also hope they get to work together again.

It's definitely a must see. Put it on your list.


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