Here is the official scriptbook of the critically acclaimednew movie written and directed by Noah Baumbach. In thisdrama/comedy, Margot (Nicole Kidman), a savagely bright,razor-tongued short-story writer who creates chaos wherevershe goes, sets off on a surprise journey to the weddingof her estranged and free-spirited sister Pauline (JenniferJason Leigh). Margot, with her all-too-rapidly maturing sonClaude (Zane Pais) in tow, arrives with the gale force of ahurricane. From the minute she meets Pauline's fiancé—theunemployed artist Malcolm (Jack Black)—Margot starts toplant seeds of doubt about the union.
As the wedding approaches, one complication crashesinto the next: vengeful neighbors, a beloved tree in the backyard,and Margot's own marital turmoil.The two sisters findthemselves at the precipice of an unexpected transformationultimately revealing that even when your family is about toimplode, the one thing you can cling to for solace and comfortis your imploding family.
About the Author
Noah Baumbach (Writer/Director)was born and raised in Brooklyn, NewYork. He wrote and directed the filmsKicking and Screaming (1995) and Mr.Jealousy (1998). He also co-wrote TheLife Aquatic with SteveZissou (2004) and theupcoming The FantasticMr. Fox with WesAnderson. He is acontributor to TheNew Yorker magazine's"Shouts & Murmurs"department.
Patricia Bosworth is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She has taught literary nonfiction at Columbia University and Barnard College, and is a winner of the Front Page Award. A longtime board member of the Actors Studio, she ran the Playwrights/Directors Unit there. Her first memoir, Anything Your Little Heart Desires: An American Family Story, was about her family and the Hollywood Blacklist. She is also the author of bestselling biographies of Montgomery Clift, Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and the photographer Diane Arbus. Her Arbus biography inspired the 2006 film Fur, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey Jr.