Marriage Story 2019
Marriage Story charts the dissolution of one married couple's (Adam Driver's Charlie and Scarlett Johansson's Nicole) relationship virtually from start to finish, as filmmaker Noah Baumbach follows the protagonists through the minutia of modern-day divorce and its myriad of humiliations and complications.

The film opens in a therapist's office, where Charlie and Nicole have each written down what they love about the other. Charlie reads his touching letter aloud, but Nicole refuses before storming out of the office. Before the instant turmoil, Charlie and Nicole lived in New York City with their young son, Henry (Azhy Robertson). Charlie directs experimental plays, usually starring Nicole, who was previously a teenage movie star. She is offered a starring role in a television pilot in Los Angeles and takes Henry to live with her mother, Sandra (Julie Hagerty), who has a special relationship with Charlie. The move is supposed to be temporary, but when Charlie arrives, he realizes Nicole is laying down roots in California. Pushed by Nicole, Charlie agrees to split amicably and forego hiring divorce attorneys. This changes when Nicole hires an experienced litigator, Nora Fanshaw (Dern), to handle the legal separation. As the case heads to court, the couple also must wade through feelings of betrayal, neglect and resentment, while saving face for young Henry.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Julia Greer
Country: UK, USA
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

BD50, 2xDVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 02:17:02 | 45.6 Gb + 14.4 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Interview (20:49, HD) with writer/director Noah Baumbach examines his creative process for "Marriage Story," detailing the origins of the idea, thematic and emotional intent, and balance of characterization, including legal influences. Casting is explored, along with Baumbach's own feelings on the production experience, which took an unexpected emotional toll.

"The Players" (19:36, HD) collects interviews with actors Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Julie Hagerty, and Laura Dern. The thespians discuss initial reactions to the material, finding their characters during the shoot, personal interpretation, and their creative relationships with one another and Baumbach.

"The Filmmakers" (11:51, HD) collects interviews with Baumbach, producer David Heyman, editor Jennifer Lame, production designer Jade Healy, and costume designer Mark Bridges. The participants explore creative choices made to tell the story visually, piecing together the emotional and character beats of the movie.

Making Of (97:41, HD) is an amazing fly-on-the-wall look at the creation of the picture. Trusting in the power of observation, the documentary looks at the building of scenes, with Baumbach interacting with cast and crew, fielding questions and finding the heart of the moment. This is no talking head journey, just raw, uncut professionalism, and it's a thrill to watch.

"Randy Newman" (11:12, HD) is an interview with Baumbach, who describes his thematic intent with the music of "Marriage Story," while Newman appears to inspect his orchestral choices, experimentation, and working relationship with Baumbach.

"Making a Scene" (6:43, HD) joins Baumbach as he visits the apartment set, explaining his thoughts on the layout, furniture, and technical concepts for the scenes that take place in the space.

Trailers: "Nicole" (1:15, HD) and "Charlie" (1:19, HD).