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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Driver ... Charlie
Scarlett Johansson ... Nicole
Julia Greer ... Street Solicitor #1
Wallace Shawn ... Frank
Matthew Maher ... Theater Actor
Eric Berryman Eric Berryman ... Theater Actor
Mickey Sumner ... Beth
David Turner ... Theater Actor
Gideon Glick ... Theater Actor
Motell Gyn Foster ... Theatre Actor (as Motell G. Foster)
Raymond J. Lee ... Theater Actor
Pete Simpson ... Theater Actor
Irene Choi ... Theater Actor
Matthew Shear ... Terry
Becca Blackwell ... Theater Actor
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,600,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$126,654
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Company Credits

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Heyday Films, Netflix See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Third film starring Scarlett Johansson that was inspired by a writer-director's own experience with divorce; the previous films being Lost in Translation (2003) for Sofia Coppola and Her (2013) for Spike Jonze respectively. Interestingly enough, Coppola and Jonze were married to each other in the past. See more »

Quotes

Nicole: Anyway... .Shall we try this?
Charlie: Ok
Charlie: I don't know how to start...
Nicole: Do you understand why I want to stay in LA?
Charlie: No.
Nicole: Well, that's not... Charlie, that's not a useful way for us to start...
Charlie: I don't understand it.
Nicole: You don't remember promising that we could do time out there?
Charlie: We discussed things. We were married, we said things. We talked about moving to Europe, about getting a sideboard or what do you call it, a credenza, to fill that empty space behind the couch. We never did any of it.
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You Could Drive a Person Crazy
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Julie Hagerty, Scarlett Johansson and Merritt Wever
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Masterful Performances in Noah Baumbach's Magnum Opus
15 October 2019 | by The-Awesome-OneSee all my reviews

Marriage Story is Noah Baumbach's magnum opus, an emotionally-poignant film that will surely be added the great canon of masterpieces and its awards-worthy performances examined in acting classes.

Marriage Story navigates the emotionally-fraught lives of a couple going through divorce and masterfully places the audience as a helpless invisible child witnessing the trials and tribulations Charlie and Nicole endure. The humanity, sensitivity and candor in Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson's performances coupled with an exemplary script provides for a grounded film unfolding with endless layers of depth that mine the audience of emotional catharsis.

The simple title: Marriage Story aptly encapsulates the film. It's not a divorce story, It's about a marriage of dichotomies and dualisms. NY vs LA, stage vs screen, work vs play, family vs friends, actor vs director, performance vs authenticity. It may be hard to comprehend that throughout the film as we witness Charlie and Nicole fall apart but its in the final sequence that Baumbach really reconciles the dichotomies. He tenderly reveals to the audience that it was not his intent to show how different each side of the dualisms, but to shine a light on the overlap, the grey areas, the messiness of trying to draw lines in the sand.


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