Kramer v. Kramer (1979)
It's the biggest bummer movie of all time as we watch the Kramer family fall apart. So, FUN!
Whew. This was a movie your friendly neighborhood co-hosts have been avoiding for a LONG time. And why would we be into it? It's a 2-hour film chronicling the drawn-out custody battle of a family torn apart by divorce. Oh, and it's incredibly sexist despite trying to be real and edgy. If not for Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and the adorable 8-year-old Justin Henry, this movie would be near-impossible to watch. But there's something about watching Dustin Hoffman and Justin Henry walking around the house in their underwear that helps us swallow the rest of the movie.
After the break, we talk about our last Best Picture nominee, Call Me By Your Name , which may just be as good as any movie this year. Armie Hammer got robbed, Timotheé Chalamet is amazing and the Italian countryside is just GORGEOUS.
NEXT WEEK: The French Connection (1971).
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