• Publication date: August 28, 2010

The Squid and the Whale

Based on a true story, two young boys learn to deal with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn during the 1980s.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2005

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December 22, 2016 14:30 (KSA) ~ December 22, 2016 13:30 (CLT)

(mbc.net) Bernard is a novelist who spends his time teaching while his wife Joan has recently begun publishing her own work.

They have two sons, 16-year-old Walt and 12-year-old Frank, and one day they tell them they are planning to divorce.

As the parents set up a schedule for spending time with their children, Walt and Jesse can hardly imagine that things could get any worse between their folks.

But they do, as Joan begins dating Ivan, Frank's tennis instructor, and Bernard moves in with Lili, one of his students.

Meanwhile, the two boys begin taking sides, with Walt taking after his father and Frank siding with his mom.


  • Jeff Daniels
  • Laura Linney
  • Jesse Eisenberg
  • Owen Kline
  • William Baldwin
  • Anna Paquin

Directed by:Noah Baumbach

Rating: R for strong sexual content, graphic dialogue and language