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Marriage Story (2019)

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

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Noah Baumbach

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Noah Baumbach
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 126 wins & 265 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Driver ... Charlie Barber
Scarlett Johansson ... Nicole Barber
Julia Greer ... Street Solicitor #1
Azhy Robertson ... Henry Barber
Wallace Shawn ... Theater Actor
Matthew Maher ... Theater Actor
Eric Berryman ... Theater Actor
Mickey Sumner ... Theater Actor
David Turner ... Theater Actor
Gideon Glick ... Theater Actor
Jasmine Cephas Jones ... Theater Actor
Motell Gyn Foster ... Theater Actor (as Motell G. Foster)
Raymond J. Lee ... Theater Actor
Mary Wiseman ... Theater Actor
Pete Simpson ... Theater Actor

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MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach's incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star. Written by Netflix

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Taglines:

Where there's a love, there's a way.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and sexual references. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

For inspiration, Noah Baumbach looked to screwball comedies from the 1930s and 40s, notably Twentieth Century (1934) and To Be or Not to Be (1942). See more »

Goofs

Despite being featured properly as negligent, it's actually not a requirement to latch in a booster for the child to sit in it safely. It is recommended to latch a booster to prevent it from becoming a projectile in an accident when the child is not seated in it, but it is not needed when the child sits in it. See more »

Quotes

Bert Spitz: I want you to know that eventually this will all be over and whatever we win or lose..it will be the two of you having to figure this out together
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Connections

References Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Being Alive
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Adam Driver
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Adult drama on divorce, elevated by two incredible lead performances
15 November 2019 | by PotassiumManSee all my reviews

Noah Baumbach's down-to-earth take on the pitfalls of divorce for two young parents is bolstered by emotionally weighty performances by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, both of whom do some of their best work ever here. There is also a strong supporting cast, including Julie Hagerty as Johansson's mother, Laura Dern and Ray Liotta who both give witty performances as the jousting divorce attorneys on opposites sides.

The film's emotional labyrinth is gradually negotiated by the two leads and includes a pained, stately soundtrack that hits all the right notes. Another plus is the film's lush cinematography that gives an unhappy story a surprisingly sunny aura. Even though we are watching two people during the worst period in their lives, the world around them seems comforting and warm.

Usually, Baumbach's filmmaking style can be very blunt, sometimes even downright tactless. But here, his signature tone feels right at home as he portrays the frustration, heartbreak and fury that is the battle of wills of two people struggling to reach one another. It's not always easy to watch but it will leave a mark. As tough as this is to digest, it's still a work of excellence. Strongly recommended.


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Official Sites:

Official Netflix

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marriage Story See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$333,686
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Heyday Films, Netflix See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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