- US / Canada
- 1h 54min
- Directed by: Tamara Jenkins
- Written by: Tamara Jenkins
- Cast: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco
- Website: www.foxsearchlight.com/thesavages/
A richly observed and terrifically-acted character study of two intellectual middle-aged siblings and their dementia-suffering father. Judiciously balancing humour and sorrow, Jenkins proves a quietly assured storyteller while Linney and Hoffman deliver unshowy, multilayered performances.
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Reviews & features
The Savages17 Jan 2008
DRAMA (15) 114min Nine years after her 1998 feature debut Slums of Beverley Hills, writer-director Tamara Jenkins returns with this richly observed and terrifically acted character study. The Savages of the title are a pair of intellectual…
Laura Linney17 Jan 2008
Breezing into a Soho hotel room on a sunny autumn morning during the London Film Festival, a smiling Laura Linney exudes a patrician charm and confidence. One of her fingers is encased in a splint, the result of a bathroom accident that very morning…
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