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The Savages
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7.2 IMDB rating
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Laura Linney Laura Linney
Wendy Savage
Philip Bosco Philip Bosco
Lenny Savage
David Zayas David Zayas
Eduardo
Cara Seymour Cara Seymour
Kasia
Tonye Patano Tonye Patano
Ms. Robinson


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Tamara Jenkins Tamara Jenkins
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Funny and thoughtful

11 years, 4 months ago at Jun 5 17:55
1 vote
I'm experiencing similar events to the Linney and Hoffman's characters within my own family, so this film really hit home. The Savages subtle brand of humour and thoughtfulness make for a deeply funny, superbly acted film. I haven't seen Tamara Jenkins directorial debut 'Slums of Beverly Hills' but if it's half this good I won't leave it long.

An average movie

7 years, 11 months ago at Nov 24 10:59
1 vote
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but anything starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney was pretty much a must see in my book so I was definitely eager to watch this movie. First of all, as expected, they both delivered some solid performances. I especially enjoyed Hoffman. Indeed, even though his character was basically a shabby egoistical jerk, Hoffman s... read more

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2 months ago at Aug 19 14:23
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The father is a weak alibi, to explore the relationship of rivalry and affection between bro and sis, focusing on Linney's decadence...
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Description: It's almost impossible to describe The Savages in a way that makes it sound as richly engaging and enjoyable as it is. The story sounds bleak: Two unhappy siblings--Wendy (Laura Linney, You Can Count on Me) and Jon Savage (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote)--are forced to grapple with their dying father (Philip Bosco, Damages) as he slips into dementia. But this spare outline doesn't capture the wealth of human detail that the script and performances contain. Linney and Hoffman vividly portray the sort of cluttered, precarious relationship that brothers and sisters can have, thick with past grievances but also unspoken affections a ... (more)
Release date: 1 February 2008
Tags: Drama (9), Family (5), 2007 (4), Playwright (4), Nursing Home (4), Death (4), Dementia (4), Infidelity (2), 2000s (2), Senility (2), Child Abuse (2), Dog (2), Adultery (2), Golf (2), Dysfunctional Family (2), Feces (2), Indie (2), Aging Parent (2), Computer (1), Theatre (1)
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