Tamara Jenkins, Laughing with 'The Savages'

Tamara Jenkins

As with her first film, Tamara Jenkins' latest draws on elements of her own experience. Mark Mainz/Getty Images for AFI hide caption

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In Tamara Jenkins' new film The Savages, two 40-something siblings have to put their lives on hold while they learn how to deal with their elderly father, who's slipping slowly into dementia.

The film — it's a comedy — stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, plus Broadway veteran Philip Bosco as their ailling dad. (Watch a clip.)

Jenkins' previous film work includes The Slums of Beverly Hills.

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