Monday, December 03, 2007

The Savages

A new review over at Pajiba:
When Leonard's estranged children head out from the east coast to check on him, laughter begins to leaven the weightier themes. Jon and Wendy (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney) quizzically gaze at pamphlets about dementia in a hotel lounge while two low-rent crooners sing behind them. In this and other scenes, The Savages takes to heart the words of playwright George Bernard Shaw: "Life doesn't cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."


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