Long overdue movie review on The Savages. Seems like I've been watching many similar independent movies: Little Miss Sunshine and Juno. LMS was a dark comedy masked by an innocent premise. Juno was a serious topic masked by a light comedy. Both had the same message: be who you are... and people will love you for that.
The Savages is the story about a dying father. Brother and sister come together to deal with the inevitable. The stress and pressures build and both of them learn more about themselves. Even though they didn't care too much about their father, his death ultimately struck them into caring more about others.
Typical indie movie, I guess. Recommended.