Whenever there is a divorce, there is always two sides to the story. Often times these view points don’t match up, which leads to a prolonged dispute between the two parties. And Noah Baumbach‘s Marriage Story will take a look at how a lovely marriage can slowly dissolve into a bitter divorce.
The upcoming Netflix film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver as the husband and wife who have their own perspectives on what their marriage was and how it fell apart. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Azhy Robertson, Wallace Shawn, Martha Kelly and Mark O’Brien also star.
A pair of teaser trailers have been released for the film, and you can check them out below.
While the film itself will focus on the pains of the divorce, both of them open with the same four words, “What I love about,” and it goes on about how they inspire each other, or how competitive they are, or how they are playful with their child. The lovely things they have to say about each other makes us question what happened to this picture perfect marriage in the first place. There are a few moments of doubt, some shouting matches, and other times they are sitting apart. But somehow the scenes circle back to them loving each other. All of this played to the tune of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.”
But all of that fades away as the trailer sees the two sitting on opposite ends of a courtroom. They can’t stand to look at each other. And when it comes time to make peace by simple conversation, Driver’s character says he doesn’t know where to start.
The pair of trailers, appropriately titled “What I Love About Charlie” and “What I Love About Nicole” and each with their own perspective on the situation, shine a light on the film’s storytelling. It really gets to the heart of the matter by taking a more nuanced look at how a relationship works, thrives, and in some cases falls apart.
Here is the synopsis for Marriage Story:
MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate portrait of a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.
Written and directed by Baumbach, Marriage Story hits select theaters and Netflix this fall.