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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 122 wins & 246 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Driver ... Charlie
Scarlett Johansson ... Nicole
Alan Alda ... Bert Spitz
Azhy Robertson ... Henry Barber
Julie Hagerty ... Sandra
Wallace Shawn ... Frank
Matthew Shear ... Terry
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
Irene Choi ... Theater Actor
Julia Greer ... Street Solicitor #1
Becca Blackwell ... 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

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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

Adam Driver's fourth collaboration with Noah Baumbach. See more »

Goofs

The courtroom scene takes place in a California state court, but the wall behind the judge bears the Great Seal of the United States, which would only be found in a federal court. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: Will we go to court?
Bert Spitz: No. No, we don't want to go to court. Courts in California are a disaster, and that's just how we have to think about it. I'm not sure these are my glasses. Where are you living while you're out here?
Charlie: In a hotel right now.
Bert Spitz: A hotel doesn't look good.
Charlie: To who?
Bert Spitz: The court.
Charlie: You just said we weren't going to go to court.
Bert Spitz: No, of course. Of course. We have to prepare to go to court hoping we don't go to court.
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Soundtracks

You Could Drive a Person Crazy
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Julie Hagerty, Scarlett Johansson and Merritt Wever
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Incredibly depressing...but with some AMAZING performances and a great script.
3 November 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

If you want a feel-good flick, I strongly advise you to reconsider watching "Marriage Story". I am NOT saying it's a bad film, in fact, it's amazingly good. But it's also amazingly realistic....and painful to watch due to the subject matter.

The story is an ultra-realistic story about a marriage that is dissolving...and it's painful because the viewer really grows to like Charlie (Adam Driver) and Nicole (Scarlett Johansson). Like real life, neither character is totally bad and you understand both of their positions during the divorce....but it also is very ugly and awful to see what happens when lawyers get involved. Instead of the amicable divorce they both originally agreed to, it soon becomes ugly....and the pair and their devilish lawyers begin going at each other like pitbulls on a side of beef! Again...this is NOT a criticism...it's realistic and heart-wrenching to watch. I found myself crying during some of the ugliest scenes....and I am sure I wasn't alone in the theater!

Overall, you see Johansson and Driver put on some amazing performances....so amazing that I'd be shocked if they aren't at least Oscar-nominated for this film. Well done in every way...and one of the better movies of 2019.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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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:

$333,686
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Heyday Films, Netflix See more »
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1.66 : 1
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