The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Writer/director Noah Baumbach has a great little film in The Squid and the Whale. Sadly, very few people will get a chance to see it in theatres. It’s playing in limited release right now and despite some great reviews it could disappear faster than Thumbsucker or Everything Is Illuminated.

Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney play a married couple going through a messy divorce while the kids played by Owen Kline and Jesse Eisenberg try to figure which parent to side with. Eisenberg looks and acts a lot like a younger version of Ben Stiller to me.

The acting is excellent and the writing is top-notch. I haven’t seen the other films that Baumbach has directed but he’s won me over and I’ll be renting his other films on DVD. If you’re tired of the usual blockbuster crap playing at the cineplex, and you want to see a solid film then The Squid and the Whale awaits you.

Posted in Movie Reviews at 7:15 PM