Park Slope's pretentious intellectuality does come to terms with divorce as spermy Pink-floyd listeners deal with the trauma. There's no beating Noah Baumbach out. He is that good a writer! You would think that because it is such a personal, autobiographical piece, it'd make him fight shy of going that far out with it, but oh no, he does it with such intelligence and grace, you are immediately compiled to love this.
I'm starting to think that I can't rate a film badly, because I seem to be in love with all the films I see, and this was no exception. I loved the kind of quirkyness, or rather, inclusion of themes/topics that would be deemed unusual to address in a film. The characters were built up well and very interesting and overall I really enjoyed it.
Hay duro drama y comedia sutil en este filme que retrata la división y posterior fragmentación total de una familia compuesta por dos padres con aires intelectuales y de egocentrismo calculador, algo que ha sido heredado y compartido por sus hijos, lo que ha su vez han generado sus propios conflictos. Interesante aunque armado de distintos clichés.
I found it very similar to Redford's Ordinary People and I think that the magic of those two masterpieces is that minimalism that surround them - Everything is so simple (Mostly cinematographic-wise) but so good, it is flooded with human love and I just fell in love with it.
Baumbach wrote and directed this wonderful piece that examined the influence of a couple's seperation not only on their narcisstic selves but on their children. Jesse Eisenberg's first taste of success came with this picture but it was young Owen Kline who really shone. Linney and Daniels were very believable as their parental units. Sharp acerbic dialoque married with a naturalistic look and a satisfying song score.