A few years ago Philip Seymour Hoffman got an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote in Capote. In 2007, he turned in three great performances in three different films, all of which have arrived to DVD in April 2008. One of those films was The Savages from director Tamara Jenkins (Slums of Beverly Hills). The subject matter is bleak, but Hoffman is well suited in the role of a neurotic college professor who, along with his sister, tends to his dementia-stricken father.
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– The Savages
Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Actress for Laura Linney and Best Original Screenplay for writer/director Tamara Jenkins, THE SAVAGES centers on two siblings who are reluctantly forced to look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their way beneath their father’s domineering thumb, they are firmly cocooned in their own complicated lives – Wendy (Linney) a struggling playwright; Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman) a neurotic college professor. When their father (Philip Bosco) begins to be consumed by dementia, they are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood. Faced with complete upheaval and battling over how to handle their father’s final days, they are confronted with what adulthood, family and most surprisingly, each other are really about.
DVD Special Features
THE SAVAGES DVD is presented in widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio) with English Dolby Surround 5.1 and Spanish Dolby Surround, plus English, French and Spanish subtitles. Bonus content includes:
“About the Savage” featurette
“The Sun City West Rhythm Tappers” Extended Scene
“Two of a Kind ” Extended Scene
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