Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco
Wendy Savage, a struggling playwright, has never really had anything to do with her brother Jon, a college professor and writer. However, they are forced to work together as their aging father becomes senile and must be cared for. Placing their father in a nursing home seems to be the only option they have, and through the process both are forced to face life head on and finally grow up.
Though the story does at times drag, The Savages finishes strong, striking a chord with its core audience.