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Marriage Story 2019 / Perfect Difficult

Best Film
9.0

Scarlett Johanson, in her best performance since Lost in Translation, and Adam Driver, in the peak of his career, star in this heartbreaking drama as a couple going through a divorce.

They are respectively an actor and a director living comfortably in New York. They’re keen to make the divorce go smoothly so as not to affect their son, but with entirely different visions of his future, this proves to be difficult.

This premise makes for familiar territory for director Noah Baumbach who specializes in dramatic storytelling of the intellectual upper-class (like his other Netflix movie The Meyerowitz Stories). Here, Baumbach made his best film yet.

Divorce is a recurring topic of our daily lives, but somehow there hasn’t been a movie that treated it with as little melodrama and as much compassion as this one. It’s still a difficult movie, but it’s good difficult. Perfect difficult.

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Rjkolinski
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Rjkolinski

WOW. SJ and Ms. Dern are as always, amazing. And I love Adam Driver but his character really was kind of a “d” in this movie and never seemed to realize it. All the acting was real, raw, brilliant. I definitely recommend your time to watch.

moobees
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moobees

What an incredible film. Editing, directing, performances, music all fantastic.

Poss O
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Poss O

Raw and brilliant. Spot on with the emotional roller coaster. Can not recommend highly enough. Both main actors are sublime in their respective character portrayals.

sujanthereaper
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sujanthereaper

I liked how the movies started with both talking good about each other, this would be an ending in some romantic movies, you know happily lived ever after. No the movie wants us to know that life is not like those Disney movie endings. If it was so there wont be any need for divorces at all. When they married divorce wasnt even in their thought, now years later they feel trapped in their own devices and they just want to escape from it. And what is next best thing; divorce!. They or we dont know their life would be… Read more »

kaybeetoyz
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kaybeetoyz

Perhaps this movie isn’t titled correctly. Divorce story is more like it, and the actors are brilliant!

bcskibicki
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bcskibicki

Was a very relatable movie that encapsulates all of the stages our generation mostly goes through. So many extremes of emotion. Adam driver is incredible, Scarlett May have not been the best casting choice here but the plot and series of events that are so everyday and menial amount to such a greater story.

bonnyking
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bonnyking

A great movie, real and raw with a fantastic cast. Unaffected and better for being unglamorous, the depth of emotion shown shows acting at its finest.

RhoReview
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RhoReview

Oh, this movie. Such a raw and real look into how rough and rueful divorces can be. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver excel so beautifully. I was sad and hopfeul and sad again then hopeful. Married, engaged, single or not, this movie is worth a watch.
P.S look out for the first scene with Ray Liotta (the male lawyer first consulted). He was just brilliant.

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