The Squid and the Whale

By Jason Wojciechowski on October 25, 2005 at 1:30 AM

We saw The Squid and the Whale this weekend, and were mightily disappointed. I'll just quote Austen for you:

What an overrated movie. It was just straightout bad. It hit one note over and over, lacked focus, making it's "resolution" seem too easy and lacking. I don't know what all the fuss about it was. They had good actors and the performances were good and Jesse Eisenberg proved he could act yet again, and Kevin Kline's son is a better actor than his father, but other than that I was thoroughly disappointed.
I'll take credit for first usage of the word "focus" in our post-film discussion, so I've actually contributed something here.

This has been a bad year for movies, but not so bad that this gets to crack my Top Ten. There's simply no way a case could be made for Baumbach's bomb over Good Night, and Good Luck.