Monday, May 01, 2006

You See, the Title is a Metaphor...

If you enjoy scathing deconstructions of New York intellectuals and their cold, loveless marriages that end in divorce with the children used as weapons... and who doesn't?... let me recommend Noah Baumbach's Oscar-nominated The Squid and the Whale.

It isn't a particularly fun movie... if the Adam Sandler ouvre is more your bag of popcorn then you might want to steer a wide berth around this one... but if you're willing to spend an evening with a film that's brittle, nasty, complicated, full of pathos and has a nerdy soundtrack (lot's of Bert Jansch), then you could certainly do a whole lot worse.

So... yes... enjoy. Thank me later, perhaps with cheese fries.

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