A two-part film, actually two concurrent stories, that reveals the dissolution of an 18-year marriage from two points of view. The stories are set in Rome, where the wealthy Martin and Jane Reynolds meet by chance after a two-year separation. In the first of the two stories, Martin has returned to Rome on business, representing an African managerial firm. Martin remembers his marriage as a rather sado-masochistic union. Part two examines the marriage from Jane's point of view, focusing more on the family life, on how the children have been scarred by the crumbling marriage. Written by
How well I remember from my youth all the media coverage of Elizabeth Taylor and her love life. First her affair with Eddie Fisher and the breaking up of that marriage and then the page one stories for days from the set of Cleopatra where she and Richard Burton were an item. She shed Fisher and married Burton and Liz and Dick married, twice in fact, and did several joint projects. Sad to say this made for television film about a couple's dwindling affection for each other was one of the least of their projects, maybe THE least.
Divorce His - Divorce Hers examines a marriage that has not stood the test of time. Both Burton and Taylor have gone their separate ways have taken on lovers, still is their a chance they could reunite. The viewer will conclude by the end that we don't really care.
Given all the marriages by both parties in real life they could have played these parts in their sleep. In fact I'm reasonably sure that Burton and Taylor were sleepwalking part of the film.
God knows that both individually and jointly Liz and Dick gave us some great performances. But in this strictly star vehicle it all seems by rote.
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