Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP)
Owen Kline · Jeff Daniels · esse Eisenberg · William Baldwin · David Benger · Anna Paquin · Eli Gelb · Halley Feiffer
The Squid and the Whale (2005) is a drama written and directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson. It tells the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in Brooklyn dealing with their parents’ divorce in the 1980s. The film is named after a giant squid and sperm whale diorama found at the American Museum of Natural History, which is seen in the film. The Squid and the Whale was a critical success. At the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, the film won awards for best dramatic direction and screenwriting, and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Baumbach later received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.