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Plot: A stage director and an actress struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal extremes.
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I don’t have a kid. I’ve never been divorced. Or even married. Though I guess I was once a kid myself, I’m not the product of a divorced couple. I’m not even the product of a married one. Everyone I know who has gotten married or had kids did it before I met them, or stopped hanging out with me almost immediately afterward. Everyone I’ve ever met who got divorced either did it before I met them, or is someone I stopped hanging out with beforehand. So I don’t come to the subject of _Marriage Story_ with a wealth of experience, which means it doesn’t exactly scream “relatable content” to me.
Let me start where it’s easiest and everyone seems to agree: The performances. Everyone in _Marriage Story_ is pretty great, none of the characterisations changed my life, but I get it. As a chance to display what these actors are capable of in a mundane setting where all that matters is their performance, yes, absolutely, _Marriage Story_ has buckets of success.
Outside of this though… I’m not even going to say that it “fails” elsewhere, just that it didn’t win me. I like bleak movies, I like movies that make me feel something, even if it’s sad. But _Marriage Story_ isn’t really that. It poses you the question of whether both Charlie and Nicole are good or bad people, and shows you each from their own and other’s perspective. The ending seems to imply that they’re good, or at the very least both good and bad (and aren’t we all?) but that really doesn’t matter very much when we just spent all this time watching both of them be horrible. I know that’s life, that’s real, that’s people, and blah bl-blah bl-blah, but that’s little consolation when I’ve just spent two-plus hours of my life being not at all compelled by a bunch of people being awful. Being awful convincingly, to the actors’ respective credits, but in this setting that is not my idea of a good time at the movies.
Very well acted and bittersweet for sure, this is a movie that didn’t really touch me deeply, mainly because didn’t grow up in a split family or ever been married or have kids, so this I’m sure speaks to those with those kind of experiences. Still, can appreciate the performances from both Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver, proving once more how great actors they are and more than their respective blockbuster franchises. **4.0/5**
Incredibly depressing…but with some AMAZING performances and a great script.
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.
“Marriage Story” is mostly a tonally imbalanced fake-out.
I was repeatedly embarrassed while watching Marriage Story.
The wild tonal shifts (the consistent insistence on sitcom-level farce/borderline slapstick – perhaps especially pre-serving the papers) repeatedly derailed my ability to take anything or anyone seriously. The theatre troupe scenes were terrible (“A four-time Oscar-winner was sucking my-” why is this sequence/character in this film?). The abundance of overwritten monologuing. The cloying and contrived reappearance of the letter. Nicole’s (Scarlett Johansson, who overall fares better than Driver) big “It’s a game I’m playing with myself!” moment at the poolside. Their *big fight* (which made me snicker with how phony and forced it was, then appalled by the pseudo-disturbing revelation from Driver). Ordering his lunch for him at the lawyers’ meeting, then tying his shoe for him. Pukey, honestly.
I’m shocked by the film, and the almost universally positive reactions, especially as this is from the same artist who made one of the great films about an ugly divorce: The Squid and the Whale.
There are moments and sequences that work, and even work very well, and some of the acting has special moments of high quality work (from Laura Dern and Alan Alda, especially), but the film as a whole doesn’t work at all. I was especially stricken by a scene from the film’s shamelessly manipulative second half, as it seems to best reflect a repeated problem with several sequences. It comes when Charlie (Adam Driver) gets up to sing Sondheim’s “Being Alive” in front of his troupe, then goes to sit down after some awkwardness and mild friendly praise, but then inexplicably stands again and sings more – the rest of the song, in fact – and the film wants so desperately for this sequence to be telling and revelatory, and yet it moves from what starts to approach camp before stumbling into a desperate reach for his character’s (clunky) pained lament(s). It’s painful, yes, but not as intended, I’m afraid.
No one felt like a real person to me. No one talks like these characters talk.
The biggest cinematic surprise of the year for me was just how silly this turned out to be.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 17 min (137 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Noah Baumbach
Writer Noah Baumbach
Actors Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer, Azhy Robertson
Country UK, USA
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 126 wins & 265 nominations.
Production Company Heyday Films, Netflix
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (Blu-ray release)
Aspect Ratio 1.66 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arricam ST, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (processing)
Film Length (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (spherical) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema, Video (Ultra HD)