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Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
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David Kessler
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Phil Hanner
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Kim Marriner ...
Reporter
Wendy Gordon ...
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Ken Gale ...
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Deborah Cody ...
Reporter
Steven K. Miller ...
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Annie Meyers-Shyer ...
Little Girl in Crowd
Lauren Hartman ...
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Alan Sluiser
Larry Marko ...
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Storyline

Albert and Lucy fall in love, get married, and have a daughter Casey. Everything is wonderful, till success in business distract Albert and Lucy from each other and Casey. They soon divorce and start fighting so Casey beats sues to divorce her parents, to go live with the maid who has been taking care of her. Themedia has a field day, which is only making things worse. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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It took a divorce to bring them all together. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Diferencias irreconciliables  »

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$12,400,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Sharon Stone's character is modeled upon Cybill Shepherd, a former lover of Peter Bogdanovich. See more »

Quotes

Casey Brodsky: Mother, you and dad for a long time did not recognize my rights as a human being. You both treated me like chattel. You cannot do with me as you please anymore. We have irreconcilable differences.
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Soundtracks

You And Me (We Wanted It All)
Written by Carole Bayer Sager & Peter Allen
Performed by Frank Sinatra
Courtesy of Reprise Records
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31 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I didn't know anything about this movie before watching it, except that Drew Barrymore divorces her parents. I think that could be why I found the movie so surprising. But the movie has so many elements that make it one of the strongest films of its type. It's completely engrossing, showing realistically how a marriage can go from highs to lows and that each party can be responsible. It also shows how selfish parents can be and how without realising it they can screw with a child (drew). After watching this film I came to IMDB to see if shelley long or ryan o'neal had won oscars for their performances and if the film won best picture, but apparently it was shunned and not many people have seen it....at least there's cable. It looked like a lot of effort went into making the movie, so it's a shame it's been overlooked.


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