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Synopsis

In his third feature, director Noah Baumbach scores a triumph with an autobiographical coming-of-age story about a teenager whose writer-parents are divorcing. The father (Jeff Daniels) and mother (Laura Linney) duke it out in half-civilized, half-savage fashion, while their two sons adapt in different ways, shifting allegiances between parents. The film is squirmy-funny and nakedly honest about the rationalisations and compensatory snobbisms of artistic failure as well as the conflicted desires of adolescents for sex and status. In detailing bohemian-bourgeois life in brownstone Brooklyn, Baumbach is spot on. Everyone proceeds from good intentions and acts rather badly, in spite or because of their manifest intelligence. Fulfilling the best traditions of the American  independent film, this quirky, wisely written feature explores the gulf between sexes, generations, art and commerce, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
 -NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL  

Extra Features

  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Noah BaubachBehind-the-Scenes Featurette on the making of the movieA conversation with Director Noah Baumbach and writer Phillip Lopate

Cast

  • Jeff Daniels
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Laura Linney

Directors

  • Noah Baumbach
  • No. discs 1
  • Running time 77 min
  • Audio format 5.1
  • Region 4 DVD / Region B Blu Ray
  • Format PAL
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language English, Spanish
  • Catalogue No. DAVID2515
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles English, Dutch, Hindi, Spanish
  • MA


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