"You know, I... I really... I don't need to be hearing about your wife's cervix right now!"You know, Laura Linney does more with each and every scene in The Savages than most actresses get around to doing in entire movies. That's not hyperbole, just observation. She's both hilarious and heartbreaking. If I were to ever have the time and patience for a top 100 comedic performances of the Aughts, she'd be an easy top ten'er. Wendy Savage might be the most entertaining Manhattan-based screen neurotic outside of Woody Allen's oeuvre.
-Wendy Savage (Laura Linney) in The Savages