Film Review: THE SAVAGES


Vivian TengDirector Tamara JenkinsKim Merenkov


Thirtysomething Manhattanite (Laura Linney) puts her own life on hold when her estranged father (Philip Bosco) succumbs to dementia. Caring for him with a brother she knows only slightly better (Philip Seymour Hoffman) becomes life-changing for both of them. Jan’s agog, but while Rich loved performances, he found frequent “shifts-of-tone” between comedy & tragedy disorienting. Writer/Director Tamara Jenkins (center) takes questions after the screening of her new film THE SAVAGES at the final night of the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival. (Left: Cinema/Chicago Marketing & Membership Manager Vivian Teng, who facilitated our special ticket requests & arranged the 10/10 WITASWAN Event. Right: Our movie buddy Kim Merenkov wearing a necklace to die for!) Click here to read about Tamara Jenkins first film SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS.

© 10/19/07 Jan Lisa Huttner for WomenArts

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