The Squid And The Whale

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  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 2005
  • Running time: 81 min
With excruciating honesty, The Squid and the Whale chronicles the experiences of two young brothers growing up in 1980s Park Slope, Brooklyn, as they navigate the jagged contours of the divorce of their parents, both writers. The acclaimed third feature... read more
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With excruciating honesty, The Squid and the Whale chronicles the experiences of two young brothers growing up in 1980s Park Slope, Brooklyn, as they navigate the jagged contours of the divorce of their parents, both writers. The acclaimed third feature by Noah Baumbach marked a critical development for the filmmaker as he turned toward an increasingly personal style—a move that garnered him an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay. Shot in Super 16 mm and featuring a quartet of nuanced, understated performances from Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, and Owen Kline, this comic and poignant drama, peppered with autobiographical elements, deftly captures the heartache and confusion of a fracturing family.

Original Release

12/16/2005

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Cast

Jeff Daniels Bernard Berkman
Laura Linney Joan Berkman
Anna Paquin Lili
Halley Feiffer Sophie Greenberg
Jesse Eisenberg Walt Berkman
Owen Kline Frank Berkman
William Baldwin Ivan
David Benger Carl
Elizabeth Meriwether Graduate Student
Alexandra Daddario Pretty Girl
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Directors

Noah Baumbach

Writers

Noah Baumbach

Cast

Jeff Daniels Bernard Berkman
Laura Linney Joan Berkman
Anna Paquin Lili
Halley Feiffer Sophie Greenberg
Jesse Eisenberg Walt Berkman
Owen Kline Frank Berkman
William Baldwin Ivan
David Benger Carl
Elizabeth Meriwether Graduate Student
Alexandra Daddario Pretty Girl
Ken Leung School Therapist
James Hamilton Man with Joan
Molly Barton Graduate Student
Bo Berkman Graduate Student
Matthew Kaplan Graduate Student
Simon Kaplan Graduate Student
Matthew Kirsch Graduate Student
Daniella Markowicz Graduate Student
Ben Schrank Graduate Student
Amy Srebnick Graduate Student

Producers

Reverge Anselmo Executive Producer
Miranda Bailey Executive Producer
Greg Johnson Executive Producer
Andrew Lauren Executive Producer
Wes Anderson Producer
Clara Markowicz Producer
Peter Newman Producer
Charlie Corwin Producer
Jennifer Roth Producer

Editors

Tim Streeto

2006 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
2006 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2006 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
2006 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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