Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

This is a good film approaching family matters. Frank and Walt, two young brothers witness their parents divorce and they have to realize living with that option. Walt as a teenager sees on his father a hero but his smaller bro prefers his mother. Frank who is younger discovers his sexuality, becomes agressive and starts drinking around. Their dad is so miserable at the time his ex wife dates with her kids tennis instructor, Ivan. She also cheated dad with lots of guys due to his to his irresponsibility to stand by her as a husband. Things are going to be more complicated when Lily, a student's of dad, wants to stay with him. We have some excellent performances on a bold story, dedicated to the meaning of relationships, love and eventually life. A bittersweet film that I liked very much!

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