The War of the Roses Movie Review 1989

Information and Film Reviews for The War of the Roses the Movie

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Acidic black comedy about a well-to-do suburban couple who can't agree on a property settlement in their divorce so they wage unreserved and ever-escalating combat on each other, using their palatial home as a battleground. Expertly and lovingly (if that's the word) directed by DeVito, who plays the lawyer. Turner and Douglas are splendid. Adapted from the novel by Warren Adler.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 116 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Divorce, Screen Teams: Turner & Douglas, War Between the Sexes, Yuppie Nightmares, Strained Suburbia
Michael Leeson
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Saegebrecht, Sean Astin, G.D. Spradlin, Peter Donat, Heather Fairfield, Dan Castellaneta, Danitra Vance, Tony Crane
Stephen Burum
Danny DeVito
David Newman
20th Century-Fox

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