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Top 5 Divorce Flicks

Top 5 Divorce Flicks

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Cinema attempts to capture life's little movements and
squeeze them (God willing) into two hours or less of watch
time. Divorce and relationships have long been the center of movie
themes, from Charlie Chaplin to James Cameron and back to Alfred
Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg. But, are there any that
can help us heal and entertain at the same time? Check
out our list of five of t...

Cinema attempts to capture life's little movements and
squeeze them (God willing) into two hours or less of watch
time. Divorce and relationships
have long been the center of movie themes, from Charlie Chaplin to
James Cameron and back to Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg.
But, are there any that can help us heal and entertain at
the same time? Check out our list of five of the best flicks
to watch post-divorce.
 
 
War of the Roses
The age old story of two young no ones promising each other they
will never change and be together forever. Directed by Danny DeVito
and starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, “Roses” takes a
black comic twist on divorce and cuts loose. The two stars bite
into their roles and push the extremes by breaking ribs, bank
accounts and hearts.
 
Kramer vs. Kramer
The most gut wrenching film of the bunch, Dustin Hoffman and Meryl
Streep both won Oscars portraying a couple fighting over custody of
their young son. Hoffman learns to put his son before work after
Streep high-tails years of unappreciative love and tries to find
herself outside marriage. Once she returns,
both Hoffman and Streep learn their son is more important than a
job or self discovery. 
 
Parenthood

While this flick touches on all parts of family life, several story
lines touch on the power divorce has over children and the parents.
A young Joaquin Phoenix trashes his absentee father’s office as his
mother, Diane West, struggles to find the answers for him. A young
Rick Moranis also learns all of his time can’t revolve around
teaching his young daughter advanced mathematics. His wife needs
just as much attention.
 
The Royal Tenenbaums
Probably the pinnacle divorce film, the genius Tenenbaum children
lose their wits after their parents' divorce, but also due to
their father’s (Gene Hackman) back-handed compliments and put
downs. While Hackman fakes a disease to win back his wife after he
hears of her pending nuptials, he learns what a b------ he was to
his children and how much he genuinely loves them. All-around a
very well-acted movie with Ben Stiller (complete with a mini-afro)
and Bill Murray at his sly best.
 
Mrs. Doubtfire
A burgeoning actor and father discovers his marriage has rotted to
the core too late, and in a heartbeat, finds himself in a shady
bachelor pad without his children. Robin Williams, iconically
hilarious, transforms himself into an elderly English nanny
(complete with pantyhose) in order to see his kids on a regular
basis. While before he was a let-loose father figure, Williams
learns how to be a better father than he ever was.

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