The Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale

Two brothers cope with their parents' (Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney) divorce.

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The Squid and the Whale


Drama80 Mins2005R

A pair of brothers living in Brooklyn are caught in the middle of, and deeply affected by, the divorce of their erudite parents, Bernard (Jeff Daniels) and Joan Berkman (Laura Linney). Older sibling Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) sides with dad and acts out at school, while younger brother Frank (Owen Kline) quietly backs up mom. The household tension rises further when Joan's writing career takes off and surpasses the failed ambitions of her professor ex-husband.


  • Emotional
  • Quirky
  • Raw