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One thing I always contemplate about a movie is their emotional effect on me, the viewer. Movies that touch me emotionally tend to win in my book, while the losers are films lacking character and personality.

'The Squid and the Whale'
hit few theaters in 2005, keeping a low appeal and low self-promotion to limited audiences across the United States. The film is based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his little brother in Brooklyn, New York. 'The Squid and the Whale' focuses on the dysfunction of the Berkman Family while going through a painful divorce, money troubles, sexual tensions, and other hardships.
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