“The Savages,” review by Carrie Rickey

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The Savages, Tamara Jenkins’ mordant, poignant family portrait of adult children and their geriatric parents, navigates the rough waters of that middle passage when it’s sink or swim time. It redefines “midlife crisis” as a period during which parents are lost and perspective is found. Read more

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Carrie Rickey

Carrie Rickey has been The Philadelphia Inquirer's film critic for 21 years and writes the newspaper's Flickgrrl blog. She has reviewed films as diverse as "Water" and "The Waterboy," profiled celebrities from Lillian Gish to Will Smith, and reported on technological beakthroughs from the video revolution to the rise of movies on demand. Her reviews are syndicated nationwide and she is a regular contributor to Entertainment Weekly, MSNBC and NPR. Rickey's essays appear in numerous anthologies, including "The Rolling Stone History of Rock & Roll," "The American Century," and the Library of America's "American Movie Critics."