2019 / comedy, drama, romance / 2h 17min / directed by Noah Baumbach / country: UK | USA / language: English

“Successful New York theatre director Charlie Barber (Adam Driver) and his lauded actor wife Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) grow apart as their unique life goals begin to compete and their career paths diverge. When divorce becomes inevitable, the two initially aspire to separate compassionately for the sake of their son and emotional well-being but their good intentions are challenged by sparring legal agendas and perspectives that begin to shift with time. A cross-country move radically influences their creative futures and lifestyle changes test both individual and parental integrity. From Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach featuring Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta.”
Mae Moreno,

“Marriage Story can be as funny, in its sharp observations about behavior, as any of Baumbach’s withering comedies, like Frances Ha or The Meyerowitz Stories. But it’s also a drama of startling insight and complexity, so confidently made (and so expertly shot on 35mm) that it evokes the art-house renaissance of the 197os—a time when American directors were hustling to compete with the imported visions of Bergman, Fellini, etc. Forgoing the rat-a-tat zing that’s become a hallmark of his work with editor Jennifer Lame, Baumbach slows everything down, locking his actors into long takes . . . Marriage Story, unlike so many other breakup movies, offers venom in drips and drops instead of drowning us in it . . . especially poignant, coming as it does from a filmmaker who sometimes wields his wit like a pocket knife.”
A.A. Dowd, A.V. Club

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