The Squid and the Whale

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Nick Hern Books, Limited, 2006 - Children of divorced parents - 133 pages
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Joint Custody Blows. Plot Outline Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's. Plot Synopsis: The patriarch (Jeff Daniels) of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but he has settled into a teaching job. When his wife (Laura Linney) discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family, leaving two teenage sons to forge new relationships with their parents. Linney's character begins dating her younger son's tennis coach. Meanwhile, Daniels' character has an affair with the student his older son is pursuing.

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User Review  - EnriqueFreeque - LibraryThing

A fun movie for those out there in since both the mother and father of this satiric true tale are published authors and their oldest son is a song lyric plagiarizer. The husband, played by ... Read full review

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User Review  - sarah - Goodreads

Noah Baumbach's notes! Read full review

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