Staring: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, and Peter Friedman
Dad’s not the one that has a problem with the Valley View. There’s nothing wrong with Dad’s situation. Dad’s situation is fine. He’s never gonna adjust to it if we keep yanking him outta there. And, actually, this upward mobility fixation of yours, it’s counterproductive and, frankly, pretty selfish. Because it’s not about Dad, it’s about you and your guilt. That’s what these places prey upon. -Jon Savage
The Savages was a tough movie to sit through, because it does make you think, and perhaps even join the character’s in their contemplations. There is no pizazz, or shocking revelations, or obvious lessons learned. It’s a real story, with real character’s that has the ability to affect or touch everyone who watches it in a different way. The best part of The Savages was watching Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman together. It was poignant film, but it’s main appeal is the main actors performances.