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R| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
Wendy Savage (Laura Linney), a struggling playwright, has little to do with her brother, Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a college professor and author. However, the siblings must find a way to work together when their father, Lenny (Philip Bosco), slides into senility and must be placed in a nursing home.

Cast: Laura Linney , Philip Seymour Hoffman , Philip Bosco , Peter Friedman , Gbenga Akinnagbe ,

Director: Tamara Jenkins

Genres: Drama, Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox

The Savages (2007)

Release Date: November 30th, 2007|1 hr. 53 min.

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  • July 07, 2012 T. Darin
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    absoule incoherent ****.

  • May 22, 2008 music doc derr
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    My wife and I just saw it ---what a truly MOVING picture --- Sad but true. Many of us will have parents like this---very difficult. And as we all get older -- we see ourselves in the same senario. A must see for all of us. GREAT.

  • May 22, 2008 matthew1253
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    The Acting is really good, but the story is all about Quiet Desperation. This movie even borders on being slow and boring!!!! And I agree with the reviewer, ksharlan, below. Clearly, this story is about the writer herself, who has a miserable self-absorbed life. Don't waste your time seeing this bomb. I walked out 3/4 of the way through the movie. I just couldn't take it anymore.

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