Kramer vs Kramer details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Howard Duff, Jane Alexander|
|Collections:||Best Picture Oscar Winners|
Kramer vs Kramer
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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moving taleBy arun from Liverpool, UK , 04 Mar 2005
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[Highly rated reviewer]A career oriented man tries and becomes involved in the upbringing of his son without his wife who walked out.
She, who searched for a meaning in life away from domesticity, realises that she cant be away from her son and fights it out in the court with her ex-husband.
The court decides in favour of the mother.
The child had to suffer the seperation from his mother first and now the threat of the same with his father looms large.
Subdued acting and silent pauses which are pregnant with meaning.
You simply become a part of the proceedings.
26 years now, this film has not become redundant.
The way in which the lawyers twist the tale to benefit their profession, insensitive to the estranged couple's private affairs, is brought out well in the court room drama.
While she refers him as ex-husband, for him she is still his wife.
The scene in which Dustin Hoffman gets his new job amidst the hustle bustle of Christmas was well executed.
The climax is poignant
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Divorce- sentimental styleBy gilbertscott (11 reviews) , 16 Sep 2013Entertaining film with a tour de force from Dustin Hoffman as aman forced to look after his son after his wife leaves him. It is flawed- there is too much sentimentality in the father/son relationship despite some comedy and the shoel film is too much orientated towards the father's point of view. Meryl streep is under-used as the unhappy ex-wife. Also too much about the middle-class, New York moneyed society which doesn't ring true for many of us post the Credit Crunch. The eding is unbleleivable but I enjoyed it. A difficlut subject and a good script, Music good -not invasive -Purceel and some lovely guitar.
It Tugs On The Heartstrings.By Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 08 Sep 2013The film starts with a very young looking Meryl Streep. It sounds like a bizarre observation but Meryl Streep looks like she has a really addictive personality. Dustin Hoffman is working late and his wife says goodbye to their son who is in bed asleep and she packs her stuff to leave. To my knowledge they haven't made a remake of K vs K, but they could certainly do with updating it!! Dustin / Ted has a nightmare making his son / Billy breakfast in the morning. 'Not to worry, she'll be back!' So Joanna / mum writes a letter during the week. Ted gets rid of all Joanna's stuff. Ted finds a new woman, well momentarily so to speak! Joanna comes back, (having spent time in California) and she tells Ted that she wants to get custody of Billy. Ted gets fired from his job. 'Fine I'll have a job in 24 hours!' Then, the latter part of the film is devoted to the custody battle. I won't spoil the ending for you. Its quite a good film, and it really tugs on the heart strings.
Great Film!By Ioanna_Violet (6 reviews) , 19 Feb 2013Great film, beautifully made. Dustin Hoffman is excellent - subtle and strong at the same time. Meryl Streep is also very good. I love how they used to make dramas in the 1970s-1980s.
Great movieBy Filmloverfan (5 reviews) , 20 Jan 2013Fantastic performance from Dustin Hoffmann and Meryl Streep. I always wanted to see this classic movie and now that I did it didn't disappoint.
Top 3 Hoffman Performance.By Sci1979 (5 reviews) , 01 Sep 2012This was Hoffman at his peak and alongside Strawdogs and Midnight Cowboy ranks as his best work. Its a story that won't ever age of lose relivance but the graceful manner in which its is performed still amazes. One of the best character dramas you'll ever see.