Friday, July 17, 2009

The Savages

Sometimes everything about life can seem overwhelmingly suffocating. Thats precisely what the brother and sister duo played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney find themselves in when they get a call saying that their father has started scribbling on the walls with his own shit. Dysfunctional personal lives slowly get dragged into a bigger, dysfunctional family situation. Funny in most parts, 'The Savages' is 2 hours well spent. Thanks certainly to the fantastic P S Hoffman and very capable Laura Linney (who usually grates with her acting - or is it just her consistent choice of roles?).

Rating: * * * +

1 comment:

Kogi Kaishakunin said...

Good flick but hit too close to home...