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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

Joint custody blows.
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Rating: R
imdb: 7.6
Runtime: 81
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$7.4 mil
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
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The marriage of novelists Bernard and Joan Berkman is breaking up, and the rise of Joan's career coinciding with the decline of Bernard's only adds to the tension. The couple's two sons, Walt and Frank, who are 16 and 12, take the news of their parents' impending divorce badly. Things only get worse when one of Bernard's students moves in with him and Joan starts dating a tennis instructor. The boys divide their loyalties with Walt supporting his father and Frank his mother. Eventually, Walt becomes so distressed that he begins seeing a psychologist and realizes the extent of his father's selfishness and that it has actually been his mother who has been the main force of stability and love in his life.
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