One of the most emotionally honest, films I've seen. The relationship between Ben and his son felt very real and I liKed how the film brushed aside style to create a raw observation between father, son and estranged mother. Full of countless beautiful moments- it was a film with a heart of gold. 4/5
I appreciated the fact that the filmmakers seemingly took pains to keep Meryl Streep's character from being unsympathetic, and made Dustin Hoffman's a bit of a jerk---it made the film's resolution (or lack thereof) feel more organic and earned, rather than any sort of big twist.
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Talk about your abstinence promotion. Yeesh! Not sure of the film's greatness, but I'm pretty sure of its effectiveness. Could become a 4 starer for me in the future, who knows? For now though: 3.
This is the kind of story I look up most, the kind that left you something.
Dustin Hoffman est toujours aussi fortiche. Bonus à un scénario qui ne mise pas sur l'excès de drama pour convaincre le spectateur de lâcher une petite larme de connivence.
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It's uncommon to see a film with such incredible performances and yet such a simple story. Regardless of the conventional nature of the divorce drama genre, I found it to still be captivating, thanks mostly to the three lead actors. Plus the opening shot is beautiful.
the cinematography was great and I love Dustin Hoffman's performance
Très beau film sur la monoparentalité paternel, qui peut paraitre anodin maintenant mais qui est toujours un thème tabou de la société . Le film a été tourné il y a plus de vingt ans, et pas grand chose n'a changé . Le réalisateur film parfaitement bien les divers émotions des acteurs sans jamais rentré dans le mélodrame moraliste . Bémol, le jeu de Dustin Hoffman est un peu plat .
Streep and Hoffman were both fantastic. Interesting questions about gender roles were raised- in a way quite ahead of its time and still very relevant. Cinematography was great too.
I like how this film explores gender roles. The focus lies on Dustin Hoffman whose performance as the desolate hands-on dad struggeling to combine family and work is just wonderful, while Meryl Streep’s frustrated mother seems to lack a little depth. However, this film is a compelling family drama.
5 stars because I enjoyed the "Let's make coffee and french toast"scene.
Best performance EVER by a young actor: Justin Henry.
When you take a look at some of the things a lot of parents do, rebelliousness in young people makes too much sense.
I remember the first time I saw this, it was on an airplane going to Disney World in 1979, I was 5 yo. Its been one of my favorite dramas ever since. I watch it any time its on TCM etc.
You know why I love this movie?? Because almost every element of it suggests that I should hate it, but I was hooked immediately.
It makes me glad my parents divorced before I knew any better. Even so, it still was a bit painful to watch at times. The DVD cover art and the tagline misrepresents the film completely. Perhaps that is why I liked it as much as I did.
I've watch this movie by chance. It's very funny because Father's Day is in two days. Hoffman and Streep are incredible, but I think Streep's roles is very little.
The story is very affectionate, probably everybody likes this movie a little bit.
I was raised by my dad....so....this film is very close to my heart. Hoffman and Streep are amazing in this.
this film is something to keep close from childhood all the way till death. makes you cry, makes you laugh, makes you say "oh thats adorable." and you see meryl streep be a total bitch, but she redeems herself all the way to china town. When i saw apocalypse now, i thought HOW COULD IT BE BEAT? but then i saw this movie the other day and i see, you will see!