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New York movies: The Squid and the Whale (2005)
New York movies: The Squid and the Whale (2005)

The Squid and the Whale (2005), starring Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney (VIDEO)

Watch the trailer for The Squid and the Whale, starring Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney; No. 59 on our list of the 100 best New York movies.

By Alison Willmore
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Noah Baumbach’s razor-edged semiautobiographical dramedy is set in a 1980s Brooklyn intellectual community that’s since devoured half the borough. For its cathartic image (see title), the movie revisits a childhood memory likely shared by any impressionable museumgoer of a certain age.—Alison Willmore

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