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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Scarlett Johansson ... Nicole
Adam Driver ... Charlie
Merritt Wever ... Cassie
Laura Dern ... Nora Fanshaw
Ray Liotta ... Jay
Julie Hagerty ... Sandra
Mark O'Brien ... Carter
Wallace Shawn
Alan Alda ... Bert Spitz
Kyle Bornheimer ... Ted
Mickey Sumner ... Beth
Azhy Robertson ... Henry
Matthew Maher ... Theater Actor
Robert Smigel ... Mediator
Ayden Mayeri ... Makeup Artist
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$18,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,654
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Heyday Films, Netflix See more »
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Color

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1.66 : 1
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It was Adam Driver's idea for his character Charlie to be a Theatre Director. See more »

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Bert Spitz: Getting divorced with a kid is one of the hardest things to do. It's like a death without a body.
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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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