Squid and the Whale, The

Lists: Comedy, Drama, Coming of age

Brief Synopsis: "Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's."

Overall Ranking: 1187 (Rank from 2005: # 25)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest72
Today I Watched A Movie55(full review)

People Involved

  • Jeff Daniels (Bernard Berkman)
  • Laura Linney (Joan Berkman)
  • Jesse Eisenberg (Walt Berkman)
  • Owen Kline (Frank Berkman)
  • William Baldwin (Ivan)
  • Anna Paquin (Lili)
  • Noah Baumbach (Director)