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Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach, Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver

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I thought I remembered seeing a thread, but can't find it. Limited theater release started yesterday, and it comes out on Netflix on December 6. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

I saw it last night (35mm was great). It's not my favorite movie of the year (that esteemed honor belongs to Parasite or Once Upon a Time), but it was a really good movie. Mostly sad, funny at times, and very well-acted (particularly by Driver and Laura Dern).  It will definitely be nominated for best picture and very well may win.

Maybe don't go see it if your relationship is shaky (or do if you are looking for a way out). 

 

 

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Thought this was an outstanding movie and incredibly realistic.  Great performances by the supporting cast, too.  Ray Liotta, Laura Dern, and Alan Alda were great.

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I did not find the continued amicable relationship through the process to be realistic. 


Did you stop watching halfway through? Once he lawyered up with liotta it was anything but amicable til shit got done


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I thought was ok. Some really strong parts but not the transcendent movie it’s being lauded as. Glad I saw on Netflix vs paying theatre pricing etc

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it was ok. the kid was a huge pain in the ass, not sure why two people were fighting over the little douche 

laura dern is still damn hot

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7 hours ago, mchookem said:

Adam Driver is in everything nowadays.

 

American version of Benedict Cumberbatch, but with acting skills

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I found the kid not to be worth the fight, frankly.   He wasn't so much an asshole as just kind of boring. 

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There are lots of stupid people who get divorces, but I found the fact that the main characters were in the modern, artsy theatre business  to be a bit of a crutch.  Boy that was a dumb decision, but I guess because they are creative types, it's okay. 

These assholes, on the other hand, would have taken no quarter.

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I'm a fan of Baumbach but this one didn't do much for me.  It starts from the flawed premise of We Are New York And LA People And That Makes Us Automatically Interesting and doesn't say anything that hasn't been said before or say it in a particularly interesting way.  

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Watched the movie today and thought it was good. Adam driver has got some damn good range and while I thought Scarlett just cried the whole time, I think she did fine. The scene where they get in a big argument was pretty intense and probably the best part of the whole movie. 

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This movie sure was proud of itself.  The backdrop of these characters being so wrapped up in their artsy careers and “New York people” vs “LA people” was also a turnoff.  And Laura Dern sucked.  But Driver and ScarJo acted their asses off so you can see why it’s getting acclaim.

I watched it with my wife and even though neither of us particularly liked it, we both agreed it was effective at showing how painful a divorce might be.

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I'd say I enjoyed it. Is it worth your time? Yeah, maybe for married people, I guess. Some of the stuff resonated with me. Agree about the pretentious LA vs. NY arts angle.

And, yes, while I am not a huge fan of Dern, I generally like her early work (Mask, Wild at Heart). Her acting in this one was over the goddamn top and not believable. "I'd just like to pick your brain" while strutting around the conference table. Give me a break.

Excellent work by Driver. The court-appointed observer scenes were top notch -- patricularly the dinner and knife sequences.

I also appreciated the concept -- the demoralizing and grueling nature of a divorce. Never had one, never want one so it's interesting to see a portrayal from the safe confines of whatever it is that I have. Divorce sounds horrifying.














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And, yes, while I am not a huge fan of Dern, I generally like her early work (Mask, Wild at Heart). Her acting in this one was over the goddamn top and not believable. "I'd just like to pick your brain" while strutting around the conference table. Give me a break.



Lulz she just won a golden globe for it.

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21 hours ago, Mortimer said:

And, yes, while I am not a huge fan of Dern, I generally like her early work (Mask, Wild at Heart)

You gotta give Bobby Peru some credit.  Someday I will!  But I gotta go!

 

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On 12/21/2019 at 12:03 PM, mchookem said:

Adam Driver is in everything nowadays.

He’s even on Gold Rush on History Channel.  

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Just watched this with the wife. Here's how I interpreted the message this movie was trying to get across:

 

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Watched it last night.  I thought it was a good movie with some really good acting.  A bit surprised it was a best pic nod, but overall pretty good.

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Saw it at Alamo this afternoon and thought it was really good. It dragged a bit at times but as someone who went through divorce recently, it was a pretty accurate depiction IMO. I was a little worried going to see it having been divorced so recently but I was mostly ok until the scene where the kid finds the letter.

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as a real life divorce lawyer, a big movie lover, and a human being, it made me want to kill myself and I turned it off about an hour and a half in. 

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I was surprised that it got so many nominations. It was an OK movie, I guess.

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2 minutes ago, Jack Straw said:

as a real life divorce lawyer, a big movie lover, and a human being, it made me want to kill myself and I turned it off about an hour and a half in. 

Why did it piss you off as a divorce lawyer?

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