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THE SAVAGES

 
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At Theaters: 11/28/2007 On Video: 4/22/2008
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 53 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 509906
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood in order to take care of their father they have feared and avoided. That father is being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help take care of him.
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Drama Comedy - This is a dark drama about sibling rivalry and the loss of a parent. There are some darkly comedic moments, but this generally dark material, very well-acted.
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Laura Linney THE NANNY DIARIES, BREACH, MAN OF THE YEAR
Philip Seymour Hoffman MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, ALONG CAME POLLY
Philip Bosco FREEDOMLAND, WORKING GIRL
Peter Friedman FREEDOM, PAYCHECK
Gbenga Akinnagbe TV's - THE WIRE
Wri/Dir: Tamara Jenkins SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS
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About The Film's Origins
Finding The Savages
About The Film's Design
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PROFANITY: 6 F-words, 7 S-words, 2 GDs, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco and pills.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Dark comedy; some animal humor.
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The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy (Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney) is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies and dating her very married neighbor. Jon (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo. Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage (Tony Award® winner Philip Bosco), is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help.

Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father's final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.

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