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ISBN-10: 1557048002

ISBN-13: 9781557048004

Edition: N/A

Authors: Tamara Jenkins, Jason Reitman

List price: $19.95
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From writer/director Tamara Jenkins (The Slums of Beverly Hills) and starring Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Philip Bosco, the official screenplay book tie-in to the movie from Fox Searchlight Pictures that takes an irreverent look at family, love, and mortality. The last thing the two Savage siblings ever wanted to do was look back at their difficult family history. Having wriggled their 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 struggling East Village playwright, aka a temp who spends her days applying for grants, stealing office supplies, and dating her very married neighbor. Jon (Academy Award® winner Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a neurotic college professor writing books on obscure subjects in Buffalo. Then comes the call that informs them that the father they have long feared and avoided, Lenny Savage (Tony Award® winner Philip Bosco), is slowly being consumed by dementia and they are the only ones who can help. Now, as they put their already arrested lives on hold, Wendy and Jon are forced to live together under one roof for the first time since childhood, rediscovering the eccentricities that drove each other crazy. 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. In addition to the complete script, this Newmarket Shooting Script® book includes an exclusive introduction by Tamara Jenkins, a color photo section, and the complete cast and crew credits.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Tamara Jenkins is the writer and director of Slums of Beverly Hills (1998) as well as several award-winning short films, including Family Remains (1994) and Fugitive Love (1991). She is a former performance artist and actress. She lives in New York City.

The Shooting Script
Cast and Crew Credits
About the Director/Screenwriter