The Savages

The Savages

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A black comedy about a middle-aged brother and sister (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney) who've never quite grown up but are suddenly obliged to care for an increasingly out-of-it father who never really cared for them.

2007Rating: M, low level offensive language113 minsUSA

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Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

Philip Seymour Hoffman (Magnolia, Capote) is just about the best character actor in Hollywood. Laura Linney (You Can Count On Me, The Squid And The Whale) is pretty much Queen of the indie scene. Give them a chance to bounce off one another in a pin-sharp comedy drama and it's quite something.

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Variety

Variety

Jenkins brings a rigor, intelligence and eye for the slightly absurd to the proceedings that is instantly disarming.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Tamara Jenkins’s The Savages, is a beautifully nuanced tragicomedy about two floundering souls.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Shrewd and unshowy family tragi-comedy with the best two American screen actors alive.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A brutal encounter with mortality told with uncommon humanity, wit and humor.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It is more sad-funny than funny-funny, but Jenkins has enough empathy and wit to realize that even the sad parts are, somehow, funny.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The interaction between Hoffman and Linney makes following their characters from their winter of hard experience to a spring of renewed hope well worth the while.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A richly nuanced American comedy, with two acting talents working at their absolute peak.

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The Savages | Release Details

The Savages is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play.