Squid And The Whale Synopsis

Bernard Berkman, the patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family, claims to have been a famous novelist but is now reduced to teaching. His wife Joan discovers a literary talent of her own, and it breaks up the family, leaving the two teenage sons, Walt, 16, and Frank, 12, divided between their parents. The wife starts an affair with her younger son's tennis coach, while the husband starts sleeping with a student whom his elder son is courting.

Rated for strong sexual content, graphic dialogue and language

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Laura Linney
Laura Linney

Joan Berkman

Elizabeth Meriwether
Elizabeth Meriwether

Graduate Student

Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels

Bernard Berkman

Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg

Walt Berkman