The Savages


(out of 5)

Two siblings, long estranged from their parents, are reunited when their aging father () is left to deal with his dementia alone after his girlfriend dies. It couldn’t come at a more inconvenient time as drama professor  is working on his book on Bertold Brecht and office temp  is trying to rise above her situation and get her playwriting career going. This emotionally difficult but deeply felt look at complicated family dynamics is never flashy or overly intense; its subtle intelligence and quiet beauty make it simultaneously challenging and rewarding. Hoffman and Linney shine, while Bosco really jumps off the screen as a man who is having difficulty holding on to the reality of his life.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Lone Star Film Group, This Is That Productions, Ad Hominem Enterprises, Cooper’s Town Productions, Savage Productions

USA, 2007

Directed by

Screenplay by Tamara Jenkins

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 2007

Golden Globe Awards 2007

Independent Spirit Awards 2007

Toronto International Film Festival 2007


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