Some times, a movie sneaks up on you and just socks you in the gut. My Tivo picked up on The Savages, and since I am a fan of both Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman, I figured I would go along for the ride.
Carrying the emotional scars of an abusive childhood, siblings Wendy Savage (Laura Linney, in an Oscar-nominated role), a long-aspiring playwright, and Jon Savage (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a professor of drama, now face the challenge of caring for their ailing elderly father, Lenny (Philip Bosco), despite their emotional disconnect from him and each other. Tamara Jenkins (Slums of Beverly Hills) wrote and directed this indie drama.
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