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The Squid And The Whale

The middle-class, Brooklyn-based Berkman family boasts two doctors – of literature. Dad (Jeff Daniels) is a pompous, past-it author who teaches college creative writing whilst Mom (Laura Linney) has just had her first novel published. Following the split, 16-year-old Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) and younger brother Frank (Owen Kline) are forced to take sides.

“I made an emotional movie about intellectuals.” Director Noah Baumbach