The Squid and the Whale   9/12/21
by Thief
The Squid and the Whale follows Bernard and Joan (Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney), a couple of "intellectuals" whose paths have diverted lately: Bernard's career is in decline as he focus more on his work as a professor, while Joan is on the rise as she's about to publish her first book.

The Squid and the Whale   1/18/20
by Citizen Rules
The scene length and the personal feeling one gets when a steady cam is used in close quarters, suited the film well.

The Squid and the Whale   10/10/19
by Frightened Inmate No. 2
he visually establishes the central conflict in the very first scene, mom and frank on one side of the court against dad and walt on the other in a competitive game of tennis, and the interplay in this scene sets up all the character dynamics we'll see play out throughout the film.

The Squid and the Whale   10/22/18
by Gideon58
It's Brooklyn 1986 where we are introduced to Bernard and Joan Berkman, a college professor and writer and his wife, also a writer, who are the parents of moody high schooler Walt and the hypersensitive pre-teen Frank.

The Squid and the Whale   11/03/05
by Holden Pike
There is a palpable "us against them" feeling in the family, between Bernard & Walt on one hand and Joan & Frank on the other.

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