The Squid and the Whale
Special Edition
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 2005
Director: Noah Baumbach
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-134942
Running time: 1:21 (81 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 14, 2006
Collection type: Owned (#3112)
Status: Available
Purchase date: July 22, 2009
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 8 / 10
Overview
In his third feature, director Noah Baumbach scores a triumph with an autobiographical coming-of-age story about a teenager whose writer-parents are divorcing. The father (Jeff Daniels) and mother (Laura Linney) duke it out in half-civilized, half-savage fashion, while their two sons adapt in different ways, shifting allegiances between parents. The film is squirmy-funny and nakedly honest about the rationalizations and compensatory snobbisms or artistic failure as well as the conflicted desires of adolescents for sex and status. In detailling bohemian-bourgeois life in brownstone Brooklyn, Baumbach is spot on. Everyone proceeds from good intensions and acts rather badly, in spite or because of their manifest intelligence. Fulfilling the best traditions of the American independent film, this quirky, wisely written feature explores the gulf between sexes, generations, art and commerce, Brooklyn and Manhattan. New York Film Festival
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Genres
Drama
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Samuel Goldwyn Films
 • Sony Pictures Releasing International
 • Destination Films
Media Companies:
 • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Noah Baumbach....Director
Writing
Noah Baumbach....Writer
Production
Wes Anderson....Producer
Peter Newman....Producer
Charlie Corwin....Producer
Clara Markowicz....Producer
Reverge Anselmo....Executive Producer
Miranda Bailey....Executive Producer
Greg Johnson....Executive Producer
Andrew Lauren....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Robert D. Yeoman....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tim Streeto....Film Editor
Music
Dean Wareham....Composer
Britta Phillips....Composer
Sound
Allan Byer....Production Sound Mixer
Lewis Goldstein....Supervising Sound Editor
Lewis Goldstein....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Anne Ross....Production Designer
Amy Westcott....Costume Designer
Jennifer Dehghan....Art Director
Lisa Marzolf....Costume Designer
Maya Hardinge....Make-up Artist
Cast
Owen Kline....Frank Berkman
Jeff Daniels....Bernard Berkman
Laura Linney....Joan Berkman
Jesse Eisenberg....Walt Berkman
William Baldwin....Ivan
David Benger....Carl
Anna Paquin....Lili
Graduate Students
Molly Barton
Bo Berkman
Matthew Kaplan
Simone Kaplan
Matthew Kirsch
Daniella Markowicz
Elizabeth Meriwether
Ben Schrank
Amy Srebnick
Josh Srebnick
Emma Straub
Alan Wilks
James Hamilton....Man with Joan
Adam Rose....Otto
Henry Glovinsky....Lance
Eli Gelb....Jeffrey
Halley Feiffer....Sophie Greenberg
Talent Show Judges
Wayne Lawson
Michael Santiago
Juan Torriente
Patricia Towers
Peggy Gormley....Mrs. Greenberg
Peter Newman....Mr. Greenberg
Greta Kline....Greta Greenberg
Melissa Meyer....Professor
Benjamin Smolen....Student with Puppets
Michael Countryman....Mr. Simic
Alexandra Daddario....Pretty Girl
Nico Baumbach....Jeb Gelber
Maryann Plunkett....Ms. Lemon
Hector Otero....Hector
Ken Leung....School Therapist
Jo Yang....Nurse