Director, Writer: Tamara Jenkins
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Philip Bosco
Studio: Fox Searchlight
I am way behind on posting this, but in my defense, I've been in the process of changing jobs, starting classes, and maintaining an unhealthy love life. What does any of that have to do with THE SAVAGES? Let me explain.
THE SAVAGES stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as Jon and Wendy Savage, siblings who are forced to take care of their aging father who suffers a serious case of dementia. The kicker? None of them have seen each other in years.
The story comes into play when Wendy receives a call that their father, Lenny (Larry Bosco), writes obscene comments with his poop about his wife's caretaker (who he hates) all over the bathroom wall. When his wife dies, the family of the deceased no longer wants Lenny in their home and that's when Jon and Wendy come into the picture. (more...)