Review: Marriage Story
Beauty and sorrow neatly packed into a stunning filmFirst of all I have to say, I'm not a massive fan of the romance genre, but I have to say, I love this movie.
Marriage Story is written and directed by Noah Baumbach and stars Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Laura Dern to name a few.
This movie is beautiful. Every single aspect of this movie is just very well done. The performances by the entire cast, especially by Driver and Johansson, are one of top class and one of the best this year. Both Driver and Johansson deliver their career-best performance in this movie. The emotions are just so raw and pure it's mesmerising. Both deserve to achieve some recognition from the Academy.
Next, the writing. Wow it's on-point. The story and narrative is just beautiful yet heartbreaking. The dialogue written by Baumbach is just exceptional. Possibly the best aspect (next to the performances) is the directing. There are shots and sequences in this movie that were just perfect. The cinematography is of the highest level. There were several long takes in this movie and the characters had monologues and I was completely blown away.
I don't see a flaw in this movie. It's basically perfect. The runtime is not too short or too long. The characters are great. The narrative is amazing. The writing is well-done. I mean, what more do you want?