Marriage Story ★★★★½

CIFF 2019: film #8

“i’m sorry”
“me too”

an absolute stunner. every line was written with care to seamlessly blend comedy and tragedy together. it sometimes comes off as almost too polished (that SCORE!) but grounds itself once again in the realism of how fast things can go from bad to worse. adam driver is particularly good, but my favorite performance has to be laura dern, getting to stretch her legs here with material much better than what big little lies season 2 gave her

a few key scenes in this are so dramatic that the outcome with these skilled actors going toe to toe is almost unbelievable. the calm always returns, but the thunderous dialogue is still ringing in my ears. this isn’t my favorite film of the year, but i have to admit that it’s pretty fucking close

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