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The Savages (movie)

5 Ratings: 2.8
A movie

   It's almost impossible to describeThe Savagesin 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 … see full wiki

Director: Tamara Jenkins
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 28, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
5 reviews about The Savages (movie)
review by . July 27, 2008
Awkward coming of age drama with moments of humor that lighten things up to the point that the emotion is tolerable. Coming of age, literally, as a brother and sister in their middle years are forced to come to terms with the dysfunction in their own issues when their estranged father's life drastically changes at the onset of Parkinson's disease.    This is not a light movie. Heavy, heavy themes that lay out life in all it's grittiness and the complexity of human relationships …
review by . May 05, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Mood is set fairly well      Cons: No need to have used two big guns for a pop gun movie      The Bottom Line: Two very strong actors meet a mediocre script and the results are a runny milkshake.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Before I go into this, I have to say that having the surname assigned to me on my birth date, I am required to review this film. For a host of reasons, …
review by . April 24, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
How we all come to grips with our mortality is often previewed in how we manage the care of our elders. When that elder care is focused on a parent, as it is in Tamara Jenkins's brilliant film THE SAVAGES, it not only strikes chords with individual philosophies, but is also reveals the intricacies of family relationships that come into play in coping with the final days of a parent's life. Though there is little story to this film, this is a character study about isolation, loneliness, and need …
review by . March 18, 2008
Sad at times, witty and stragely funny the next. The movie is phenomenal.    The Savages are a brother and sister, that are not that close, that come together to take care of their ailing father. They must decide what to do with him considering he has dementia. They did not have the best childhood, yet they never questioned the idea that they were responsible for their father.     Laura Linney and Phillip Seymour Hoffman offer us spellbinding performances, …
review by . March 13, 2008
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney give us a pair of performances right out of their standard playbooks...and the remarkable thing is that they both work so well. Hoffman's slobby demeanor, unshaven face, red eyes and a delivery so bored you can tell it just feels like his character can barely stand the idea of talking are nothing new...but they are still effective. Linney gives another over-energized, on-the-edge but super intelligent performance...again, nothing new...but still very welcome. …
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