Roughly half a year ago I watched Marriage Story and I absolutely loved it. It was funnier than expected and it was riveting. Plus, it felt like a really smart and well-written film. My mother said that if I liked it that I should watch Kramer vs. Kramer, the movie that essentially became the blueprint for these type of divorce dramas, so I finally got around to watching it today and boy was I engrossed.
Kramer vs. Kramer is definitely a late 1970s’ take on the story as it completely frames the wife as the villain of the story while the father is branded as the hero in little Billy (that’s their son’s) life. In a way, the same thing kind of happens in Marriage Story with Scarlett Johansson’s character becoming a bit of the villain in the story even though Adam Driver’s character is ultimately the one that destroys the marriage when he decides to cheat with a fellow co-worker.
But despite Marriage Story‘s modern spin on the classic divorce drama it doesn’t come close to the enjoyment that I felt watching Kramer vs. Kramer.
Oh my goodness! Tootsie. I’ve never heard of this film until Wednesday when my mother, my sister, and I were browsing through Netflix and saw it. My mother immediately said she liked this movie and suggested we watch it. So, we did.
I was not expecting the premise of this movie; an unemployed actor decides to prove something to his pessimistic agent by disguising himself as a woman and getting on a hospital-based soap opera. I don’t think I’ve ever been so horrified and riveted at the same time.
Dustin Hoffman is a great actor. I’m talking absolutely phenomenal. I felt so weird looking at this man who so perfectly was able to transform before my very eyes. This movie surprised me in ways that I didn’t expect and my sister and I pretty much squealed, laughed, and screamed throughout the film’s entirety. It was so much fun.
If you haven’t seen this film, a movie that garnered ten Oscar nominations for its incredibly unique story and spot-on acting, I implore you to. It is hilarious.
I’m giving this movie a solid 100 out of 100 and 5 out of 5 stars.
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Twenty-five-years ago in 1995 big-name actors such as Dustin Hoffman and Morgan Freeman joined forces to star in an action film focused on the horrifying outbreak of a deadly contagious virus. Sounds familiar, huh?
I’ve never of the film a day in my life but thanks to the infamous COVID-19, it’s now one of the most-watched movies on Netflix. And guess what? My family and I ended up watching it as well.
Outbreak isn’t a good film, far from it, but its relevancy to the very events that plague the world at this moment made me watch the entire movie from beginning to end. There were deaths, there were panic and mass hysteria, but at the film’s conclusion, humanity had prevailed. A cure had been found and lives were being saved.
In a time when it seems like this very year of 2020 has been somewhat shut down it’s nice to see a film that highlights the power of the human spirit even under such dismal circumstances.
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