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5,898 Ratings

The Squid and the Whale

Directed by Noah Baumbach
United States, 2005
Comedy, Drama


With excruciating honesty, Noah Baumbach’s acclaimed third feature—which marked a turn toward an increasingly personal style—chronicles the experiences of two young brothers growing up in 1980s Park Slope, Brooklyn, as they navigate the jagged contours of the divorce of their parents, both writers.

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The Squid and the Whale Directed by Noah Baumbach

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2006 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Sundance Film Festival

2005 | 4 wins including: Dramatic (Directing Award)

Independent Spirit Awards

2006 | 6 nominations including: Best Feature

Toronto International Film Festival


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