Actors: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The War Of the Roses|
|Oliver and Barbara meet by chance, very romantically, and fall in love. They struggle through poverty while he builds his career as a lawyer, and she puts all her time into creating the perfect home. After eighteen years of marriage, things begin to come unglued. Instead of just divorcing, the couple declares war on each other over their perfect mansion.
--Amanda Goodwin, Resident Scholar
|Meet Barbara and Oliver Rose, a happily married couple living the American dream, a perfect marriage, loving children and of course a beautiful home. As we follow their marriage from beginning to end we begin to realize things aren't as perfect as they seem and they begin to slowly but surely drive each other over the edge of reason. Starting with subtle distance and progressing into an all out war winning becomes a matter of life and death. This film directed by the always brilliant Danny DeVito is a comedy with a moral, marriage is for suckers, or at least chandeliers are.
--Theresa, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of romance:
- spurned lover goes for revenge
- coping with poverty (general)
- rags to riches
- business executive
- a lawyer creature
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard straight
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor?
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn straight
- (woman) medium/shoulderlgn wavey
- (woman) average
- very tight clothes
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- a fight for survival
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- explicit references to torture
Movie makes you feel...
- full of laughter
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- sex under blankets
- Occasional swearing
- A huge amnt of foul language
Is this movie based on a
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