Are you ready for a tear-jerker? Netflix just released Marriage Story today and viewers are already raving about the complicated love story between Nicole and Charlie as they journey through the world of divorce while simultaneously trying to be parents for their young child Henry. It’s a tale of love, loss, and family from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale).
‘Marriage Story’ – Cast
Marriage Story stars Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta, all intertwined in the story of Driver and Johannson. This is the fourth collaboration between star Adam Driver and director Noah Baumbach. Krista Smith had the opportunity to set down with creator/director Noah Baumbach and lead Adam Driver in “a corner booth” to discuss the making of the film and how they achieved a few of the keynote scenes.
Those Scenes from ‘Marriage Story’
In particular, a scene that takes place in a kitchen. Nicole (Johansson) has already filed for the divorce and is trying to figure out how she is going to present it to her husband Charlie (Driver). What becomes of it is an awkward but kind of funny exchange between Cassie (Merritt Wever) who tries to “serve” him the manilla envelope for Nicole. Even in a painful and heart-wrenching scene, Baumbach finds a way for his actors to get a laugh or chuckle from the viewers, and that’s how a lot of the film actually plays out. It’s gutwrenching and you feel for the two ex-lovers but there is a healthy amount of comedy mixed in throughout the film. Another scene from Marriage Story that has resonated with audiences is Adam Driver’s character Charlie singing Being Alive, famously by Dean Jones, in a diner. The performance is powerful and Driver doesn’t have too shabby a set of pipes on him either. He puts out raw emotion and you can feel the story of his love being put into the words as he sings.
‘Marriage Story’ – Interview with Adam Driver & Noah Baumbach
The partnership between Driver and Baumbach should be credited to a lot of the success of the film. Having previously worked together several times, they have formed a “bromance” according to the interviewer, Krista Smith, to which they acknowledge and joke around with. Marriage Story is available to stream now, only on Netflix but you have been warned, grab a box of kleenex! The two-hour film will be an emotional roller coaster and captures the reality of divorce in a way director Noah Baumbach has captured before. Check out the “corner booth” interview with Driver, Baumbach, and Krista Smith below.