• The Savages (2007)

The Savages

Release Date: November 30th, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 22nd, 2008

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, David Zayas, Cara Seymour, Tonye Patano

Director: Tamara Jenkins

Genres: Comedy drama , Drama

Production Co: This Is That Productions

Keywords: 2000s , Father , Sister , Family , Amusing , Brother , Death , Emotional ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    It is more sad-funny than funny-funny, but Jenkins has enough empathy and wit to realize that even the sad parts are, somehow, funny. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    I can't begin to count the ways in which The Savages pleased me, but the very best of them is the way Tamara Jenkins's comedy stays tough while sneakily turning tender. show more

  • 88
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A movie of absurdist humor, brutal realism and dementia. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role