Introducing: The Savages
The Corsair cannot wait to see The Savages, because both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney are in our top 10 favorite actors. Either Hoffman or Linney in a movie is enough to make it a noteworthy detour. From Papermag:
"Opening this week is The Savages, the corrosively funny dark comedy about a brother, Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and sister, Wendy (Laura Linney), dealing with their estranged ailing father (Philip Bosco) whom they have to put in a nursing home when he begins to exhibit signs of dementia. Despite the bleak subject matter, director Tamara Jenkins has fashioned a keenly observed, amusing portrait of two self-absorbed souls who work in the arts -- Jon’s a professor working on a book about Brecht, Wendy’s an aspiring playwright. But their personal lives are in shambles. As they deal with their dad, it becomes quite apparent they are also dealing with the psychological damage this man has inflicted on their present lives.
"Hoffman and Linney are just sensational ..."
Laura Linney plus Philip Seymour Hoffman equals cinematic brilliance.