Film Preview: The Savages (2007)

Trailers (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Posters (Due to age, may no longer be available)

Poster Rating: C

Review: The trend of the indie scene is to have your poster drawn, not designed. Some might say it’s the same thing, but all it looks like is a serious lack of imaginaition. This poster is no exception to that and is not terribly interesting to look at either.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: Looking like every other trailer on the market, despite its pedigree, The Savages doesn’t seem like it will be much more interesting stylistically than Little Miss Sunshine and although Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney star, their performances in the preview are too much of the same thing from them.

Oscar Prospects:

Late-year release could signal a push for this film at the Oscars, but I’m not sure it will deliver. The Squid and the Whale didn’t do terribly well and it had a significantly more interesting premise than this film. Linney could be nommed for this film, but she has other performance that might get critical attention.

Release Date:

November 28, 2007


The film is a bit too reliant on long-winded, sometimes unrealistic dialogue while occasionally being rooted in touching moments.

Page Revisions:

March 28, 2007 – Original
June 23, 2007 – Release Date Change
September 22, 2007 – Release Date Change (from 12/26/07)
October 20, 2007 – Release Date Change (from 11/30/07)
September 30, 2008 – Review Posted

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