It’s been a long time since there have been a whole bunch of movies that I want to see. I mentioned a few weeks ago that Capote is one of them, but here are some others:

The Squid and the Whale:

In the movie the parents, Bernard and Joan Berkman, are played by Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney, and if that’s who it takes to play your parents, what are you complaining about? The movie centers on their troubled sons. Joan has been having an affair for four years, their father is moving out, and in theory their divorcing parents will share custody (there is even a plan for time shares of the cat). In practice, Walt (Jesse Eisenberg), who is 16, moves in with his father, and Frank (Owen Kline), who is about 10, stays in the family home with his mother.

And The Dying Gaul:

The movie is based on Craig Lucas’ play, and represents his directorial debut. His previous screenplays include “Longtime Companion” (1990), with its Oscar-nominated performance by Bruce Davison as the companion of a dying AIDS victim, and “The Secret Lives of Dentists” (2002), which also starred Campbell Scott and was about secrets and possessiveness in a marriage.

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