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The Squid and the Whale


Two boys learn the hard way about how a marriage falls apart in this independent comedy drama. Bernard ([[Performer~P16881~Jeff Daniels~jeffdaniels]]) is a novelist whose career has gone into a slow decline as he spends more time teaching and less time writing. His wife, Joan ([[Performer~P42589~Laura Linney~lauralinney]]), meanwhile, has recently begun publishing her own work to widespread acclaim, which only increases the growing tension between them. One day, Bernard and Joan's two sons -- 16-year-old...more

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82 out of 100 Metascore®

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