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  • “Getting divorced with a kid is one of the hardest things to do. It’s like a death without a body”.

    Marriage Story (2019) dir. Noah Baumbach

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  • adam driver, adam biker, adam helmsman, adam pilot…

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  • Marriage Story (2019) / dir. Noah Baumbach

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  • Laura Linney (aka the academic inspo) in the squid and the whale 

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  • Storia di un matrimonio [Marriage story] (2019), Noah Baumbach

    Charlie (Adam Driver) e Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) sono una coppia sposata che vive a New York con un figlio di otto anni di nome Henry. I due si conobbero durante uno spettacolo teatrale nel quale Charlie era regista e insieme attore. Nicole – dopo essersene innamorata follemente - iniziò presto a recitare negli spettacoli diretti da Charlie ed entrò a far parte della sua compagnia teatrale, stabilendo un profondo legame di amicizia con gli altri attori.

    I coniugi stanno attraversando una fase di crisi e si recano da un terapista, che consiglia loro di stendere una lista con i pregi del partner. Tuttavia Nicole si rifiuta di leggere a voce alta ciò che ha scritto e l’incontro si chiude malamente.

    La possibilità di interpretare un ruolo nel pilot di una serie tv spinge Nicole a lasciare New York per trasferirsi temporaneamente a Los Angeles con il figlio. Charlie decide di rimanere a casa per preparare il debutto della compagnia a Broadway, ma quando si reca a Los Angeles per visitare la famiglia riceve inaspettatamente i documenti per il divorzio. Nonostante la scelta di entrambi i coniugi di non assumere avvocati, Nicole si rivolge a Nora Fanshaw (laura Dern). Dopo una prima esperienza con Jay Marotta (Ray Liotta), Charlie decide di ingaggiare come avvocato Bart Spitz (Alan Alda), che gli consiglia di affittare un appartamento a Los Angeles per incontrare più spesso la sua famiglia e affrontare con maggior facilità la battaglia legale sulla custodia del figlio. Quando l’avvocato gli suggerisce di abbandonare definitivamente New York, Charlie lo licenzia e questa volta assume Jay Marotta. L’onorario di quest’ultimo è piuttosto elevato e costringe il protagonista a investire una somma del MacArthur Fellowship (un premio prestigioso consegnato annualmente ad artisti talentuosi e originali) per pagare le spese legali.

    Noah Baumbach presenta alla 76ª Mostra internazionale d'arte cinematografica di Venezia uno dei film più sorprendenti della sua carriera registica: se “Frances Ha” (2012) rappresentava alla perfezione quel complesso periodo della vita nel quale confusione esistenziale e assenza di certezze sul futuro sono all’ordine del giorno, “Marriage story” si sposta su un versante diverso e si prospetta un passaggio alla vita adulta. Protagonisti della vicenda sono due giovani adulti con una prospettiva certa – quella di lavorare nel mondo del teatro o del cinema – e con la capacità di ottenere risultati professionali pregevoli. Ciò che tuttavia pare cambiare completamente gli orizzonti della coppia è la distanza incolmabile che inizia a crearsi nel loro rapporto coniugale, distanza che in realtà – a detta di Nicole – esisteva sin dall’inizio, ma che è occorsa proprio quando le loro carriere hanno raggiunto il culmine del successo. Nicole si sente da sempre la musa del regista, l’attrice dalla bellezza impalpabile in grado di cogliere l’attenzione e lo stupore del pubblico: con la crescita interiore del personaggio si svolge però un cambiamento importante, che lo induce a cercare un’altra strada, indipendente rispetto a quella del marito.

    E’ interessante osservare come continui ad esistere una stretta interdipendenza tra i due personaggi, nonostante Nicole riesca alla fine del film a trovare la propria via (con la regia del pilot). La scena finale ritrae gli ex coniugi in un quadro che li lega ancora dal punto di vista affettivo: Nicole chiede a Charlie di tenere il figlio per una notte in più (anche se non è il suo turno), e poi gli allaccia una scarpa.

    “Scene da un matrimonio” (1973) di Ingmar Bergman si pone come solida base da cui il regista parte per sviluppare le tematiche del film: il rapporto di interdipendenza, il tradimento, il senso di insoddisfazione, la custodia dei figli. Tuttavia, mentre il film di Bergman era interessante dal punto di vista contenutistico e poco da quello registico (caratterizzato da riprese statiche, molto teatrali), “Storia di un matrimonio” presenta invece entrambi gli aspetti: lunghi piani sequenza (con un uso attento dello zoom) raffigurano i protagonisti mentre discutono animatamente, mostrando le loro brillanti doti di attori teatrali. Il film è insieme teatro e cinema, poiché è difficile stabilire quando i personaggi si trovino su un palco e quando all’interno della vita privata, anche e soprattutto per il lavoro che svolgono Nicole e Charlie.

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    I made a dumb meme because Noah Baumbach kind of sucks

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  • Getting divorced with a kid is one of the hardest things to do. It’s like a death without a body. 

    Marriage Story (2019) dir. Noah Baumbach

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  • Charlie and Henry return to Charlie’s hotel room after their failed Halloween attempt… (3/3) // Requested by Anonymous

    Marriage Story (2019)

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  • Frances Ha (2012, Noah Baumbach, USA)

    #frances ha#noah baumbach #top 10 material
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  • #historia de un matrimonio #marriage story#noah baumbach#frases#pelicula #frases y pensamientos #claro#quiere#siempre #ya no la quiero #peliculas #frases en español #frases en tumblr
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  • Title: “Marriage Story”

    Release date: Netflix, Nov. 6, 2019

    Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Azhy Robertson, Wallace Shawn, Martha Kelly, Mark O’Brien, Brooke Bloom

    Directed by: Noah Baumbach

    Run time: 2 hours, 16 minutes

    Rated: R

    What it’s about: An avant-garde theater director and his actress wife divorce and battle over custody of their young son.

    How I saw it: Meet the Barbers. Charlie (Adam Driver) is a self-made, self-absorbed, critically acclaimed avant-garde theater director who fit right in when he moved from Indiana to New York. Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) is an actress from a Hollywood family who put her promising career on hold to follow her husband to the East Coast and star in his plays. He likes that she talks to strangers for too long, handles family issues with ease, is fully engaged when playing with their young son, frequently brews cups of tea she never intends to drink and doesn’t know how to close a cabinet door. She likes that he doesn’t let criticism bother him, is competitive, is energy conscious, attacks food as if someone is trying to take it and is a good father to their son. They complement each other well and tolerate each’s idiosyncrasies. They love each other.

    And they are getting a divorce.

    Director-writer Noah Baumbach’s painful, touching, smart, insightful character- and dialogue-driven drama “Marriage Story” could have been called “Divorce Story,” because that’s what it’s about. It follows Charlie and Nicole Barber through a divorce and custody battle process that is uglier and more contentious than they could have imagined. It takes a toll on them emotionally, physically and financially. They are aware there will be no real winner, that the best they can hope for is some sense of closure and the opportunity to move on while their lives still are linked by their son.

    Charlie and Nicole will take wildly different approaches to the legal proceedings. Nowhere is that more apparent than when they hire (or try to hire) lawyers in vividly contrasting scenes that Baumbach uses beautifully to set up a refreshingly even-handed look at divorce. Baumbach doesn’t ask the viewer to pick sides; neither Charlie nor Nicole is all victim or all villain.

    Nicole, who angrily ends an attempt at mediation, takes the divorce more seriously. When she returns to Los Angeles and takes their son Henry (Azhy Robertson) with her, she hires high-priced attorney Nora Fanshaw (Laura Dern). When the two meet at Fanshaw’s office, they sit close together on a plush sofa and sip tea and eat gourmet cookies. When Nicole tells the story of how she and Charlie met (a story that grows sadder as it devolves into one about the Barbers’ marital issues), Fanshaw sits quietly and listens, only occasionally reassuring Nicole. Contrast that with when Charlie, who was assuming the couple could work out their issues without lawyers, attempts to hire Jay Marotta (Ray Liotta). Marotta and his partner do almost all the talking, and most of it is about money and the need to crush Nicole and her lawyer. Marotta speaks from behind a huge desk with his credentials hanging on the wall behind it. When Marotta tells Charlie how much his services cost, Charlie balks, returns to New York and pretends nothing is going to happen.

    When his hand is forced, Charlie hires an older, more friendly and less expensive attorney, Bert Spitz (Alan Alda). But Spitz is no match for Fanshaw, and he seems too willing to concede. When the Barbers’ case goes to court, Charlie shows up with Marotta, and the gloves are off. He and Fanshaw go toe to toe, and all the Barbers’ weaknesses are exposed as they sadly listen to the arguments. Charlie had an affair; Nicole found out about it by hacking Charlie’s email. Nicole occasionally drinks too much around their son; Charlie isn’t willing to give Nicole any credit for his career success nor share a prestigious grant he has received. Even something as innocuous as a child booster seat that wasn’t installed properly in a rental car is fair game.

    The Barbers eventually get their divorce, but not without many tears and harsh words. Divorce has turned them into something they are not, or at least something they did not know they were. At no point does Baumbach hint at a reconciliation, so the real tension is whose lawyer can get the better deal. The Barbers just seem to be along for the rocky ride.

    Driver, Johansson and Dern are sensational. Johansson’s Nicole always seems to be on the verge of tears, which she holds back until alone. Just when it seems she is being cold and ruthless, she makes some small gesture that shows she has at least some of Charlie’s best interests and all of Henry’s best interests still at heart. Driver is fascinating to watch as he goes from driven to confused to exhausted to explosive to resigned to his fate, sad and then hopeful. Dern is great as Fanshaw. She is a woman who has it all (a highly successful lawyer who also insists on dropping off and picking up her kids from school) and is compassionate about helping women but also can be vicious for her clients. When she tells Nicole that she got her a 55-45 custody split (Nicole wanted it to be 50-50), Fanshaw says she did it just so Charlie’s side couldn’t say they won.

    Driver, Johansson and Dern all get chances to stretch out in a movie that seems at times to move in real time. Driver runs through nearly every emotion when he and Nicole decide to talk away from their lawyers. The conversation quickly escalates, and a screaming, threatening Charlie lets out all that has been building up before sobbing and falling to Nicole’s knees. Driver also is mesmerizing when he, post-settlement, vents to his theater company in a bar and then gets up and sings Stephen Sondheim’s “Being Alive,” slightly off-key notes and all. For Johansson, it is the scene in which she recalls the Barbers’ love story; she is comfortable in telling it (she moves freely around Fanshaw’s office as she talks) that it seems we are listening to someone we have known and liked for years. For Dern, it is a speech in which she reminds Nicole how difficult women have it not only in marriage and divorce but in the world in general, just in case Nicole is entertaining thoughts of conceding to the men.

    “Marriage Story” is not all gloom and doom. Baumbach has woven in bits of humor (a scene in which Charlie and Henry are observed by a stone-faced case worker provides the funniest moments), though the drama far outweighs the laughs. Marriage and divorce are serious stuff, and “Marriage Story” takes them seriously, but with a sense of humanity and compassion. It is a brilliantly written, directed and performed film that demands to be viewed. It would be a deserving Best Picture Oscar winner.  

    My score: 96 out of 100

    Should you see it? Yes, it’s a mature, engaging and heartbreaking study of marriage and divorce that features brilliant performances across the board.

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  • Marriage Story (2019, Noah Baumbach)

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  • The hot takes about marriage story from people that have not seen the movie are something else…

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    Originally posted by animatedtext

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