Watch 6 Movie Clips and the Trailer from THE SAVAGES

     November 9, 2007

Finally opening at the end of the month is the Fox Searchlight movie “The Savages.” This is the film that I’ve been raving about since I saw it at this year’s Sundance. The movie is about what happens to an estranged brother and sister (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney ) when they have to start taking care of a parent who can no longerlive by themselves. And unlike some films that might try and take a very serious approach to the subject matter, writer/director Tamara Jenkins weaves in humor to all the situations and manages to make a film that will surprise you in a lot of ways. It’s a great movie and one that’s absolutely worth seeing.

Anyway, to help promote the movie I just interviewed Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney and the interviews will be posted soon. But until then, I’ve been provided with 6 clips from the movie and they’re below the official synopsis. I’ve also included the trailer in case you haven’t seen it.

“The Savages” is an irreverent look at family, love and mortality as seen through the lens of one of modern life’s most bewildering and challenging experiences: when adult siblings find themselves plucked from their everyday, self-centered lives to care for an estranged elderly parent.

The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way out from beneath their father’s domineering thumb, they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives. Wendy (Laura Linney) is a struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies and dating her very married neighbor. Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo. Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage (Philip Bosco), is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones that can help.

Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father’s final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family and, most surprisingly, each other are really about.

The Savages Trailer

Are you here for the support group

Like a toilet

I thought my boy was a doctor

more clips on page 2 ——–&gt


The point is

You’re an idiot

Pull the plug

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