Friday, April 25, 2008

MOVIE: THE SAVAGES


ABOUT: The Savages is a 2007 Academy Award-nominated American film (Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Original Screenplay), written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It had a limited release on November 28, 2007. After drifting apart emotionally and geographically over the years, two single siblings Wendy (Linney) and Jon (Hoffman) must band together to care for an elderly parent (Philip Bosco). Visiting their father in his nursing home and their father's eventual death help them to deal with their relationships better.

REVIEW: Hoffman and Linney can do no wrong. Even if they were in a bad film it would still be worth watching if either of them were in it. Thankfully, The Savages is not a bad film. The writing and direction is excellent. We have Tamara Jenkins to thank for that. She also gave us the little gem that is The Slums of Beverly Hills which you might remember from some time ago.

The film is depressing at times but who says that a depressing film can't be good. The scenes that take place in upstate New York during the winter provide the backdrop to a movie that is as cold as the winter. The Savages will make you laugh, cry and remind you of your depressing childhood. If you had one that is.

BOTTOM LINE:
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