November 19, 2007

The Savages

The SavagesTHE SAVAGES is an irrelevant look at family, love and mortality as seen through the lens of one of modern life's most bewildering and challenging experiences: when adult siblings find themselves plucked from their everyday, self-centered lives to care for an estranged elderly parent.

The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney) is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies and dating her very married neighbor. Jon (Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo. Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have longed feared and avoided, Lenny Savage (Tony Award winner Philip Bosco), is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help.

Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father's final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.

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Release Date: November 28, 2007
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 113 min.
Distributor(s): Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality and language.

Tamara Jenkins

Tamara Jenkins - Screenplay

Fred Westheimer - Executive Producer
Alexander Payne - Executive Producer
Jim Taylor - Executive Producer
Jim Burke - Executive Producer
Anthony Bregman - Executive Producer
Ted Hope - Producer
Anne Carey - Producer
Erica Westheimer - Producer
Lori Keith Douglas - Co-Producer

Movie Casts:
Laura Linney - Wendy Savage
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Jon Savage
Philip Bosco - Lenny Savage
Peter Friedman - Larry
Gbenga Akinnagbe - Jimmy
Cara Seymour - Kasia
Sidné Anderson - Simone
Erica Berg - Woman in Parking Lot
Michael Blackson - Howard
Hal Blankenship - Burt
John Bolton - Man in Parking Lot
Guy Boyd - Bill
Bob Huff - Tandem bike rider
Elaine Huff - Tandem bike rider
Joan Jaffe - Lizzie
Zoe Kazan - Student
Nancy Lenehan - Counselor
Salem Ludwig - Mr. Sperry
Margo Martindale - Roz
Diane Michelle - Rest Home Video (voice)
Debra Monk - Nancy
Tonye Patano - Ms. Robinson
Tijuana Ricks - Valley View Nurse
Carmen Román - Hospital Administrator (as Carmen Roman)
Tobin Tyler - Valley View Nurse #2
Alyssa Waldrip - Faith
Lynnanne Zager - P.A. Announcer (voice)
David Zayas - Eduardo

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