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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's heartbreaking new film Marriage Story drops on Netflix as part of a huge week of premieres on your small screen.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Driver ... Charlie
Scarlett Johansson ... Nicole
Julia Greer ... Street Solicitor #1
Azhy Robertson ... Henry Barber
Wallace Shawn ... Frank
Matthew Maher ... Theater Actor
Eric Berryman Eric Berryman ... Theater Actor
Mickey Sumner ... Beth
David Turner ... Theater Actor
Gideon Glick ... Theater Actor
Jasmine Cephas Jones ... Theater Actor
Motell Gyn Foster ... Theatre 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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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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:

$232,737
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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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Trivia

Julie Hagerty plays Scarlett Johansson's mother in the film and also played the mother of Ryan Reynolds' character in the 2005 film "Just Friends", who is Scarlett's first ex-husband. See more »

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Nicole's family mentions to Charlie that she was nominated for an Emmy, shortly before heading out for Halloween. Emmy nominations are announced in July and Halloween is in October. See more »

Quotes

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 ...
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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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