DIVORCE
11/23/2010 08:36 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Noah Baumbach And Jennifer Jason Leigh Divorce: Life Imitating Art?

Noah Baumbach, the director of acclaimed divorce comedy-drama The Squid and the Whale, is calling it quits with his wife of five years, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. The couple have a 7-month-old son, whom Leigh is seeking primary custody of, with visitation rights for Baumbach.

In Baumbach's blackly comic 2005 film (which picked up an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay), one family (parents Jeff Daniels and Laura Linney; sons Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline) struggles with the aftermath of divorce in 1980s Brooklyn--a story loosely based on his own parents' messy split.

Watch some of the film's brutally honest exchanges here: