Another one of the many wonderful films that I missed at Sundance this year was The Savages. Writer-director Tamara Jenkins’ (Slums of Beverly Hills) dramedy about a sister and brother (Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman) who must set aside their lives to come together and care for an estranged elderly parent.
The trailer is now online at MSN Entertainment. Check it out now, so you can say – “Hey, I knew about that film before it became the next indie hit. But then again, I didn’t see it, so don’t take my word for it:
“superb performances” – Todd McCarthy, Variety
“strikingly hilarious” – Alex Billington, FirstShowing
“Smartly written, perfectly delivered dialogue, accompanied by a sunny, hopeful ending.” – Eric D. Snider
The Savages hits theaters on September 7th 2007, just in time for Oscar season.