War of the Roses

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War of the Roses
Attorney Gavin D'Amato (Danny DeVito) says every divorcing couple face two crucial questions: "How do you hold onto someone who won't stay?" and "How do you get rid of someone who won't go?"

It's the central question of The War of the Roses . This dark comedy shows us just how nasty divorce can get—and how entertaining it can be to watch when it's not happening to you. As Oliver (Michael Douglas) and Barbara's (Kathleen Turner) picture-perfect marriage unravels, these grown adults are reduced to behaving like children. Furniture is destroyed, animals are (accidentally) killed, cruel jokes are played—all in the name of getting even. It's not until too late that the couple remembers why they fell in love in the first place.

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