Friday, December 02, 2005

Squid and the Whale

Debra and Michelle and I went to see this movie tonight. Jeff Daniels is a pompous, no longer successful novelist. His wife is more successful than he. It's downhill from there. An intense movie. And an anti-divorce film, if there ever was one. If you and your spouse are on the fence about splitting up and you have kids, see this film. You will decide you are being whiny and work a little harder to stay together, for the kids, anyway. Laura Linney was great; what else has she been in? I can't place her.

4 comments:

~jolene said...

Laura Linney is one of those actors who seem more about the ART than the FAME - we don't hear much about her. I recall her in The Truman Show (pretty bizarre and cool flick)- and I think she was in Tales of the City on television..as well as the newer flick Mystic River,yes?

Keris said...

She was also in Love Actually and she was, I think, Oscar nominated for .. hang on, let me check imdb .. yep, she was nominated for You Can Count On Me.

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

Thanks Jolene and Keris.... I tend to wait till the movies come out on video/DVD (with an 11-year-old, a musician husband and a suspicion of babysitters, I don't get out much at night) and this is the first adult movie. I'll check out her other movies.

Anonymous said...

she was also oscar nominated for last year's "kinsey" which is another great flick. she's an awesome actress.