Private Life Review

For many couples, conceiving a child isn’t much of a challenge. For some, it’s a total freak accident. But for Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti) it’s an uphill battle that they’ve been fighting for years with no signs of progress. In her latest feature, writer/director Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills) slowly unfurls the agony of desperation for a couple in their 40s trying everything they can in the fertility handbook in order to have a child. It’s a beautifully intimate story that genuinely depicts the struggle of aspiring parents by revealing the nooks, crannies and difficulties of being desperate to have a child of your own. Read More »

The Savages Movie Trailer

The Savages

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.