The Squid and the Whale

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The Squid and the Whale

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A pair of brothers living in Brooklyn are caught in the middle of, and deeply affected by, the divorce of their erudite parents, Bernard (Jeff Daniels) and Joan Berkman (Laura Linney). Older sibling Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) sides with dad and acts out at school, while younger brother Frank (Owen Kline) quietly backs up mom. The household tension rises further when Joan's writing career takes off and surpasses the failed ambitions of her professor ex-husband.

Release details

Rated: R
Release date: Wednesday October 5 2005
Duration: 80 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Noah Baumbach
Screenwriter: Noah Baumbach
Cast: owen kline
Anna Paquin
Jeff Daniels
William Baldwin
Jesse Eisenberg
Laura Linney
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