The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »
Raymond De Felitta
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
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.
Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. During their relationship, Jules has floundered in her "nine to five" life, sometimes trying to start a business - always unsuccessfully - or being the stay at home mom. She is currently trying to start a landscape design business. They have two teen-aged children, Joni and Laser, Nic who is Joni's biological mother, and Jules who is Laser's biological mother. Although not exact replicas, each offspring does more closely resemble his/her biological mother in temperament. Joni and Laser are also half-siblings, having the same unknown sperm donor father. Shortly after Joni's eighteenth birthday and shortly before she plans to leave the house and head off to college, Laser, only fifteen and underage to do so, pleads with her to try and contact their sperm donor father. Somewhat ... Written by
Considering one of these directors wrote High Art, I am appalled. This movie doesn't have a point. It fumbles about searching for a plot. Romantic comedy? Family? The sex scenes are embarrassing. The "lesbian" looks at paul's member like it's something she's been missing her entire life. All this movie does is solidify straight society's mentality that "she's just needs a good man. She'll grow out of it." I'm not sure how else I can put this. LESBIANS DON'T HAVE SEX WITH MEN! What a sell out cop out big bag of bulls... If you are gay, this movie will make you furious. It doesn't even have a conclusion. The members of this family need therapy. Do you realize what you have done?!?!
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