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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Supreme "Squid"

There is a reason why "The Squid and The Whale" has gotten so many positive reviews: It's a great movie. This screenplay will definitely be nominated for an Oscar. The film deals with a Brooklyn family as the parents separate. It pokes fun at middle-class intellectual snobs and literary envy, while delving head-first into the realizations that your parents aren't perfect and that you may not be as talented as you fancy yourself. Jeff Daniels, whom I was previously not a fan of, is excellent in the role of the father, and Owen Kline--son of Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates--at age 13 can really act. And, don't fret: the awful title will make sense by the end of the film.