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The Savages


Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Cara Seymour View All


Tamara Jenkins (Screenplay), Tamara Jenkins (Director) View All

Release: Jan. 19th, 2007
Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes
A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
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1 Savages : Classical piece used in the film
Anyone know the name of the classical music used in Savages that is a single soprano singing a haunting melody? I have heard it in another film years ago, but I can't recall which. I would really like...

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Jon and Wendy Savage's father lives in Sun City Arizona with his elderly infirm ladyfriend Doris.
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The film gets really sneaky near the end when it allows everyone to share the wealth of being a human being and understanding that all people die the same way and are worthy of the same respect.
They each possess a rare commodity in the acting world - many performers please us with their comedic chops or emotional intensity but Hoffman and Linney are among the few, at least for me anyway, who consistently deliver performances grounded in an emotional reality that makes us feel as if we are ....
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