The War Of The Roses


(out of 5)

First we see them meet and fall in love; later they are happily married with two children and a giant mansion to live in. Should be perfect, except that after spending too much time married they realize that they now hate each other. Husband () and wife () are about to undergo the divorce of the century, and there’s absolutely nothing they won’t do to get what they want out of the deal, not even attempted murder.  indulges in a lot of deliciously wacky camera angles and unpredictable characters in his telling of this hilarious story, though audiences might not be immediately predisposed to seeing a comedy about divorce. If black comedy is your thing, though, you’ll have a great time enjoying the continued chemistry between the three actors who have done so well together in the past. Based on the novel by Warren Adler.

Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films

USA, 1989

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by James L. Brooks,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Kathleen Turner)
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Michael Douglas


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