Tamara Jenkins' Film Nominated for Oscars

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Underprepared siblings (Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman) face harsh realities when their father is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Andrew Schwartz/Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Savages'

Underprepared siblings (Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman) face harsh realities when their father is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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Writer and director Tamara Jenkins made the film, The Savages. It's about two siblings in their forties who now have to deal with their elderly father who has dementia. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney, and is up for two Academy Awards. Previously Jenkins wrote and directed The Slums of Beverly Hills.

This story originally aired November 27, 2007.

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