Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.

  1. Noah Baumbach

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jeff Daniels

    Jeff Daniels

    Bernard Berkman

  2. Laura Linney

    Laura Linney

    Joan Berkman

  3. Jesse Eisenberg

    Jesse Eisenberg

    Walt Berkman

  4. Owen Kline

    Owen Kline

    Frank Berkman

  5. William Baldwin

    William Baldwin


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The Squid and the Whale
The Squid and the Whale



Status Released

Release Information

  • October 5, 2005


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 21m

Budget $1,500,000.00

Revenue $11,098,131.00

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