The squid and the whale [videorecording] / Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sony Pictures Releasing International and Destination Films present an Original Media and Ambush Entertainment presentation ; an American Empirical/Peter Newman-InterAL production ; a film by Noah Baumbach
DVDs | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | c2006 | Special ed. ; widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD S DRAMA)
[Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.
Special ed. ; widescreen version.
1 videodisc (ca. 81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital, English 5.1, French Dolby surround.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English or French.
Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Halley Feiffer, Anna Paquin.
Producers, Charlie Corwin, Clara Markovicz ; writer/director, Noah Baumbach ; director of photography, Robert Yeoman ; editor, Tim Streeto ; music, Dean Wareham, Britta Phillips.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexual content, graphic dialogue and language.
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents. Their mom begins dating her younger son's tennis coach. Meanwhile, dad has an affair with the student his older son is pursuing.
Special features: director's commentary ; behind the scenes featurette ; interview with Director Noah Baumbach and writer Phillip Lopate.
MW, 4-06; 1-07(add)
13494 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment