DEATH IN “THE SAVAGES” AND “RACHEL GETTING MARRIED”
Death has always been a major theme in film. There have been countless movies that present death as tragic or even comedic. The Savages and Rachel Getting Married are no exceptions. Both movies address this theme in their own distinct ways.
The Savages is about two siblings, Jon (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), who are dealing withthe slow deterioration of their father, Lenny (Philip Bosco). Jon and Wendy are both single and haunted by their childhood past. They decide to put their father in a nursing home and try to deal with their decision. This decision, however, proves to be too much for both characters. The Savages is equal parts comedy and tragedy as we watch how these characters try to reconcile their past with the future they hope to attain.
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