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Comedy Drama
113 min.
Release Date
November 28, 2007 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
April 22, 2008
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Running Time
113 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for some sexuality and language

The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back on their undeniably dysfunctional family legacy. Wendy (Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney) is a self medicating struggling East Village playwright, AKA a temp who spends her days applying for grants and stealing office supplies, dating her very married neighbor. Jon (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman) is an obsessive compulsive college professor writing obscure books on even more obscure subjects in... Full synopsis »

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Every year, I try to see the best films within a reasonable amount of time so that I can factor them in come end-of-year Top Ten lists - and so that I'm not the guy left out of some conversation about that "great movie" everyone had seen last weekend. Every year, though, a couple films slip through the cracks, and unfortunately the studios wait several months past award season to release them on DVD. Such is the case with The Savages, a movie that garnered yet another Oscar nomination for Laura Linney. It's not a great movie, but it is a very good one. Full movie review »
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