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The Squid and the Whale (2005) Movie Reviews

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mitchellyoung 07/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Drawing a cue from his frequent collaborator, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach directs a film full of dark comedy and quiet revelation about a severely fractured family. The film's best moments are its most human ones, rooted in basic emotion. When the film gets too obsessed with being odd or indie, it falls apart.

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Snoogans 11/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Just as dramatic, as it is black humored. I enjoyed it.

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1.5/4 

"How to screw up your kids." I thought the writing was smart and generated several talking points, but the characters' actions and words can be so pungent it ultimately distracts from the themes of the movie.

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goodfellamike 09/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An acute, well-written, highly personal drama of an already fractured family and their struggle with parental separation; nicely acted (especially by Jeff Daniels) and full of insight, but very little is solved by the end. Final Grade: B+

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