A slice of family life: sisters, husbands, children, history, secrets, jealousies. Margot and her teen son, Claude, travel from Manhattan to her family's Long Island home, occupied by sister Pauline, Pauline's daughter, and Malcolm, the slacker Pauline will marry outdoors that week under a tree neighbors want removed. Backbiting marks family discussion, particularly between the sisters and in Margot's cutting remarks to Claude. Pauline tells Margot a secret that Margot promptly tells Claude. Margot dislikes Malcolm tries to undermine him. She also has marital problems and a lover near. People are cruel, inside and outside their families. Is there a refuge for Margot or for Pauline?
Character: Dick Koosman
Co-stars: Nicole Kidman, Jack Black and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director: Noah Baumbach
Screenplay: Noah Baumbach
Run-time: 93 mn
Release date: 16 Nov 2007 (USA)
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