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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.


Noah Baumbach


Noah Baumbach
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 122 wins & 249 nominations. See more awards »





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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


One of three movies that were released theatrically in 2019 in which (despite the movie not being a musical) one or more characters sing a song from a Stephen Sondheim musical. In Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story, the character played by Adam Driver sings "Being Alive", and the character played by Scarlett Johansson sings "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," both from Sondheim's 1970 musical Company. In Knives Out (2019), the character played by Daniel Craig sings part of "Losing My Mind" from Sondheim's 1971 musical "Follies." In Joker (2019), the bullies that attack Arthur (Joaquin Phoenix) in the subway sing "Send in The Clowns", from "A Little Night Music". See more »


When Charlie takes Henry trick-or-treating on Sunset Blvd., they walk by a bus stop advertising the movie Love, Simon. The majority of the movie takes place in the fall of 2018, whereas "Love, Simon" was a spring release and would have been on home video/streaming services long before the events in this film take place. See more »


Nicole: [while arguing with Charlie] You're being so much like your father.
Charlie: Do not compare me to my father!
Nicole: I didn't compare you to him. I said you were acting like him.
Charlie: You're exactly like your mother. Everything you were complaining about her, you're doing. You're suffocating Henry.
Nicole: First of all, I love my mother. She was a wonderful mother.
Charlie: I'm just repeating what you told me.
Nicole: Secondly, how dare you compare my mothering to my mother! I may be like my father, but I am not like my mother!
Charlie: You are! And you're ...
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A Time for Love
Written by Johnny Mandel and Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Bill Evans
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

I cried four times
8 October 2019 | by Wasil_2See all my reviews

I bursted out laughing just to burst out into tears a scene later. And so on. It broke my heart into pieces and then healed it. Noah Baumbach shows his screenwriting genius once again, whilst every single piece of acting from leading Driver and Johansson and from all the supporting actors is absolutely impeccable.

2020 Oscar winner ladies and gentlemen, that's what I hope for

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Official Sites:

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marriage Story See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$18,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Heyday Films, Netflix See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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