Director: Noah Baumbach
Writer: Noah Baumbach
Stars: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta
Nominations: Sis Oscars (including Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Screenplay and Music), Six Golden Globes, Three Screen Actors Guild
Awards: Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild for Supporting Actress (Laura Dern)
A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a gruelling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes. MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together
The entire cast is rock solid, with Johansson and Driver turning in two of the very best performances of their careers.
It’s funny and sad, sometimes within a single scene, and it weaves a plot out of the messy collapse of a shared reality, trying to make music out of disharmony. The melody is full of heartbreak, loss and regret, but the song is too beautiful to be entirely melancholy.
The New York Times
Johansson and Driver are remarkably, heartbreakingly good in every scene; showing their characters’ journeys to an unflinching camera, letting the gap between them get wider yet unable, for their son’s sake, to completely walk away. It’s a drama playing out on two larger-than-life faces; a family torn apart, and yet enduring.
The Seattle Times
Driver and Johansson face off to stunning effect in Baumbach’s finest feature to date. So good it hurts.