Synopses & Reviews
The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to dowas look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggledtheir way out from beneath their father's domineering thumb,they are now firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives.Wendy (Academy Award®
nominee Laura Linney) is a strugglingEast Village playwright, aka a temp who spends her daysapplying for grants, stealing office supplies, and dating her verymarried neighbor. Jon (Academy Award®
winner PhilipSeymour Hoffman) is a neurotic college professor writingbooks on obscure subjects in Buffalo.Then comes the call thatinforms them that the father they have long feared and avoided,Lenny Savage (Tony Award®
winner Philip Bosco), is slowlybeing consumed by dementia and they are the only onesthat can help.
Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold,Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof forthe first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricitiesthat drove each other crazy. Faced with complete upheaval andbattling over how to handle their father's final days, they areconfronted with what adulthood, family, and, most surprisingly,each other are really about.
This Newmarket Shooting Script® Book includes:
- Exclusive introduction by
- Tamara Jenkins
- Complete Shooting Script
- Color photo section
- Complete cast and crew credits
About the Author
Tamara Jenkins is the writer and director of The Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) and Family Remains (1993) and the director of Choices: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly (2004) and Fugitive Love (1991). She is a former performance artist and has also acted in films. She lives in New York City.