Monday, January 9, 2006

The Squid and the Whale

Still waiting for "Capote" and "Brokeback Mountain"....

Movie Poster We went to see "The Squid and the Whale" (A+) at our local art theater, The Pageant Theater.

It's the story of a family in the process of falling apart.  The mother and father are both PhD's in Literature.  The oldest son is trying to emulate the father.  The youngest son is just trying to find his place.  The father is a passive-aggressive jerk who lies to most people about what's happening in his life.  The mother decides to put some distance between her and dad, so they separate.  The boys both act out in weird ways.  It was hard for me to watch.

The acting is quite good from everybody.  See the NY Times for details.

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