Are you lacking some intellectual babble tinged with acerbic humor in your life? Then check out these films and make them the filet of your weekend.
Jason Schwartzman, darling of all films independent, stars as a bottomless pit of narcissism and author, Philip Friedman. Philip feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley, and his own indifference to promoting the novel. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman offers his isolated summer home as a refuge, he finally gets the peace and quiet to focus on his favorite subject: himself.
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, this independent film tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents’ divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The father, a patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents.
Don’t miss Billy Baldwin cast as a denizen of nonchalance, and ah-hmm, “philistine” tennis pro.