Directed by Noah Baumbach this film is everything that is frustrating about a marriage that’s ending. The writing is superlative, capturing the highs and lows, silences and fights with an undercurrent of care and connection.
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson give brilliant performances, showing how complex it is for couples to seperate emotionally and mentally. How they can care for each other beyond a label or piece of paper. They also show the loathing and dislike in equal measure, which is heartbreaking to watch.
Laura Dern has won an Oscar for a very cunning performance, playing a double edged divorce lawyer, but to say it’s her best or a career defining one would be incorrect. She is much better in Big Little Lies.
Not an entertaining film, as it’s very emotionally charged, but it’s very sensitive and insightful.