Marriage Story / Noah Baumbach (2019). A very well done and acted drama (with some character comedy) that is almost classical era in its dialog and character driven storytelling. A couple, actress Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and acclaimed stage director Charlie Barber (Adam Driver), are getting a divorce. They want the separation to be amiable for the sake of their 8-year-old son. Nicole is advised by her mother to get a lawyer. She goes to divorce lawyer Nora Fanshaw (Laure Dern) who sympathizes but plans a cutthroat strategy for gutting Charlie’s finances. When Charlie finds out he hire an equally ruthless but very expensive lawyer (Ray Liotta). We then get a harsh but well-written picture of divorce law in the U.S. Dern and Liotta are excellent. Laura Dern won the Supporting Actress Oscar. Driver is also very good, now a proven talent. I have never been very fond of Scarlett Johansson’s work in the things I have seen her in but have to give her kudos here. The movie can be searing at times, thanks to the actors, but I’m not sure how many audience members can relate to high stakes divorce wars or to the struggles and angst of rich and famous white people. The film is like classic era in that way, too. Also with Julie Hagerty and Alan Alda.
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