|Release Date||:||11/06/2019 (AU)|
|Time||:||02 Hours 17 Minutes|
A stage director and an actress struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal extremes.
written by msbreviews on 9 December 2019
If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @ https://www.msbreviews.com I don't even know how to start this review… Marriage Story is one of those movies that stays with me long after I've finished it. I've been thinking about it a lot, and it's undoubtedly one of the most realistic dramas I've ever seen. That's due to the award-worthy performances of Adam Driver (Charlie Barber) and Scarlett Johansson (Nicole Barber), but also because of Noah Baumbach's incredibly layered screenplay. In addition to this, Baumbach is undeniably one of the best directors of the year.... read the rest.
written by Sushrut Bhattacharjee on 20 December 2019
This movie is a thoroughly humane and sensitive portrayal of the painful process that is 'divorce'. Noah Baumbach, who himself had a divorce with actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, seems to have drawn from his own life experiences for this film. The characters are all balanced and multilayered; the acting of the leads, specially Johansson and Driver, lend a particular personality to their characters. Everyone plays their role to the perfection, even the supporting cast including Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and the criminally underused Merritt Wever. This movie shows how a process as messy as divorce turn... read the rest.
written by SWITCH. on 15 November 2019
I wish so badly I could separate the art from the artist, and this is the only reason I cannot give ‘Marriage Story' the five stars it actually deserves. My own issues with Baumbach aside, however, and it's shocking to me that a film so simple can be so nearly flawless (I mean this technically too; the film is shot, edited, paced and scored beautifully). Despite how much I cried, it finds beauty and comedy in the tiniest of moments. It's an ugly portrait of two flawed people and therefore never easy to watch, but it is one of the most rewarding experiences I have had with a film in years. I jus... read the rest.
written by Gimly on 17 January 2020
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. L... read the rest.
written by Matthew Brady on 27 January 2020
“I never really came alive for myself; I was only feeding his aliveness.” I've said some harsh things about Netflix movies in the past, but recently I'm starting to warm up to them. ‘Marriage Story' was absolutely excellent. A devastating portrayal of divorce that can bring out the ugly in people, especially with child custody. But it's not all doom and gloom. It's incredibly heartfelt with plenty of humorous moments. I guess you have to find the comedy during the difficulties in life. Lets just say my cheeks wasn't dry afterwards. And yes, I wept. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson... read the rest.
written by JPV852 on 29 August 2020
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