The Savages

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Affecting adult drama has mature themes, content.

R 2007 113 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 17+

Tough to watch but very realistic

A film that is difficult to watch because it is too real. Laura Linney's character was the epitome of this for me. Her mannerisms, her excuses, just how her character moved in the world was hard to stomach. And her wig was distracting. But her character never seemed fake or over the top (unfortunately people really do act this way). Nothing I say could possibly add to the excellent performance by Phillip Seymour Hoffman...obvio. But the real humdinger was Phillip Bosco's character who now at the end of his life is beholden to his estranged children. It is a rough ride that puts the mundane life or death questions in your face.
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