Volume 17, Issue 7
The Squid and the Whale
Starring Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline. Written and directed by Noah Baumbach. 82 minutes. Rated MA.
BERNARD BERKMAN (DANIELS) is a professor of English literature at the New York University, and was once a celebrated author. He cannot get his most recent novel published. His wife Joan, was once his student, and he encouraged her to write. She has just had her first book published. Joan’s success and Bernard’s resentment highlights all that’s wrong in their marriage. Joan has an affair and Bernard moves out.