#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1986, In Brooklyn, New York, the dysfunctional family of pseudo intellectuals composed by the university professor Bernard and the prominent writer Joan split. Bernard is a selfish, cheap and jealous decadent writer that rationalizes every attitude in his family and life and does not accept “philistines” – people that do not read books or watch movies, while the unfaithful Joan is growing as a writer and has no problems with “philistines”. Their sons, the teenager Walt and the boy Frank, feel the separation and take side: Walt stays with Bernard, and Frank with Joan, and both are affected with abnormal behaviors. Frank drinks booze and smears with sperm the books in the library and a locker in the dress room of his school. The messed-up and insecure Walt uses Roger Water’s song “Hey You” in a festival as if it was of his own, and breaks up with his girlfriend Sophie. Meanwhile Joan has an affair with Frank’s tennis teacher Ivan and Bernard with his student Lili.
Plot: 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.
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Brilliant and Awkward and Everything in Between
Not being a child from a product of divorce, after seeing this movie I can appreciate the push and pull that manifests from divorce. Now, I am positive that not all broken homes are this broken, but Noah Baumbauch creates an environment that makes you squirm and want to cry all at the same time. All of the performances are near perfection and are executed with utmost conviction. I find that Jeff Daniels is one of those actors who get better with every movie he does. He is completely unlikeable in this movie yet you feel for him and you want him to get it together. Very few actors can play a prick and yet you are rooting for him and there are a few points in the film where you even buy into his bullshit as much as his oldest son (played by Jesse Eisenberg) does. The Squid and The Whale is not the most uplifting of fare, but it is a must view for anybody who appreciates film, not movies, film.
Very real learning experience, but ultimately boring
This movie is a good film, that’s for sure. The actors perform brilliantly and the script is original and touching. However, all this is boring.
I guess people with an interest in the social aspect of one’s life will find this very nice and good. For the parents (and children) who are on the same path as the character, should they choose to really understand the movie, it will be a learning experience that will save them from a lot of pain and anguish.
OK, the guy is a cowardly hypocrite that hides behind his intellectual aura tons of frustration and, surely enough, stupidity. The woman leaves a life of discomfort and maybe even fear, but lacks the courage to do anything about it. She cheats on the husband then leaves clues to it, so that the responsibility of the divorce would fall on him. The sons pick sides based on age, both mimicking behaviour that they don’t understand yet, and thus making fools of themselves. Very weird and socially tense situations, but that’s it. After the first half an hour you know everything there is to know, only the awkward situations remain, in a hostile, not humorous manner.
The ending is as devoid of resolution as the entire content. The problems are there, you know what, where, when and how, but there is no solution. In the end, the film is nothing but a portrait, you either like it or you don’t.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min), 1 hr 28 min (88 min) (Toronto International) (Canada)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Noah Baumbach
Writer Noah Baumbach
Actors Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 48 nominations.
Production Company Emerging Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 16 SR3, Zeiss Super Speed Lenses
Laboratory DuArt Film & Video, New York, USA
Film Length 2,232 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 7218, Vision 250D 7246)
Cinematographic Process Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)