Director: Noah Baumbach
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg
Eisenberg shines as a teenager dealing with the divorce of his parents in Park Slope, Brooklyn in the 1980s. Partly based on director Baumbach's life, the film effectively (and often comically) captures how familial strife has repercussions on every member of the clan. Special props to Billy Baldwin for his hilarious portrayal of a libidinous tennis instructor.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Anna Paquin plays Daniels's jump-off in the film, just nine years after playing his daughter in Fly Away Home. From daughter to lover in less than a decade? Word to Soon-Yi!