Marriage Story ½

Eye-rollingly bad, with a vaporous point of view about what exactly is truly dramatic about a married couple’s breakup. What’s really at stake here? Not much it would seem. Feelings? With performances that don’t land at all, that seem more intended to generate awards buzz, no actor seems to have an authentic grasp of who their character is, with the exception of Alan Alda, who nonetheless has distractingly chosen to try to (unsuccessfully) hide his Parkinson’s hand trembling. The tonic to the rest of the film’s badness is to watch how a treatment of the same subject matter was done better and more whose drama was made much more compelling & poignant, KRAMER VS. KRAMER.