The Squid and the Whale

The family drama set in 1980s Park Slope. Who’s seen it?

Here’s a good trailer.

Also good is the New York Times review, which starts out like this:

“One of the ruling assumptions of American popular culture – or at least of American independent movies – is that everyone’s adolescence is uniquely miserable. Once we’re safely afloat in adulthood, though, we can begin to recognize the universality of our earlier experiences, and we can be grateful when, amid all the prurience and sentimentality that attend representations of adolescence, someone manages to get it right.”

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