The War of the Roses
First screened in Winter 1990 / Most recently screened in June 2014
Director: Danny DeVito. Cast: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht, Peter Donat, G.D. Spradlin, Sean Astin, Heather Fairfield, Trenton Teigen, Bethany McKinney. Screenplay: Michael Leeson (based on the novel by Warren Adler).

Twitter Capsule: Unusual commitment to miasmal acrimony of divorce, but filmmaking is all over the place. DeVito adds nothing.

VOR:   Death-knell of popular 80s Douglas-Turner teaming. Level of mutual loathing rare in any US movie mistakable for a "romantic comedy." Sticking to it even rarer. And it was a hit!

Photo © 1989 20th Century Fox/Gracie Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Kathleen Turner
Best Actor (Musical/Comedy): Michael Douglas

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