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Marriage Story

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 2019
  • Noah Baumbach
  • 136 mins
  • 15

Summary

Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

Marriage Story is funny, moving and heart-breaking. In fact, it just may be a modern masterpiece from writer/director Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha, Mistress America). Despite the title, it is a story about a couple (played by Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson) who decide to get divorced. At first, their separation is friendly and amicable. But, as soon as lawyers are involved, things become messy and ugly, especially as they fight for custody of their young son. This leads to some compelling scenes, including a powerful sequence where a reasonable discussion snowballs into a volcanic argument. Crucially, the film doesn't take sides, and it features exceptional performances from Driver and Johansson, who ensure that both characters are sympathetic and likeable. As a result, certain scenes are devastating to watch. At the same time, Marriage Story will make you laugh. It will make you smile. And if you are married, it will make you pray that you never get divorced.

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Credits

Cast

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NicoleScarlett Johansson
CharlieAdam Driver
Nora FanshawLaura Dern
Bert SpitzAlan Alda
Jay MarottaRay Liotta
HenryAzhy Robertson
SandraJulie Hagerty
CassieMerritt Wever
FrankWallace Shawn

Crew

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DirectorNoah Baumbach

Details

Theatrical distributor
Netflix
Released on
2019-11-15
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Swearing
Formats
Colour
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