MOVIE OPENINGS – Nov 30

THE SAVAGES


Director: Tamara Jenkins
Stars: Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

The Plot: Estranged siblings Wendy (Linney) and Jon Savage (Hoffman) reunite to weigh the long-term care options for their mentally deteriorating father (Bosco).

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THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY 

Director: Julian Schnabel
Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze
Studio: Miramax Films

The Plot: At the age of 43, Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby (Amalric) suffers a stroke that paralyzes his entire body, save his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir one letter at a time, Bauby describes the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body, to imagined stories from lands he only visits in his mind.

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AWAKE

Director: Joby Harold
Stars: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard
Studio: Weinstein Company, The

The Plot: A wealthy young man (Christensen) experiences "anesthetic awareness" during his heart surgery. Aware of the complications -- and conspiracies -- that develop while still under the knife, he's left helpless as his new wife (Alba) is forced to make life-altering decisions.

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