Movie Best Acted Husband-Wife Arguments in Movies?

William Wonka

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Bit of a different thread GG.exe

Some good blues been suggested but I reckon Everybody loves Raymond had the most true to life husband/wife fight scenes.
None of this life and death stuff just bickering, fueding and spiteful revenges over whos job it is to put a suitcase away or some other equally petty shit.

That's true to life.
 

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I watched 2003 comedy 'Just Married' for the first time in years the other day and thought Ashton Kutcher and the late Brittany Murphy did a good job in portraying a young very much in love couple who had the honeymoon from hell and argued constantly throughout.
 

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I like the dinner scene from The War Of The Roses (1989), which includes pissing on the fish.

 

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It's a bit of an obscure one and they were only minor characters in the film, but does anyone remember April's parents from the 2002 body swap comedy 'The Hot Chick'?

In the movie, loser criminal Clive (played by Rob Schneider) and high school mean girl Jessica (played by Rachel McAdams, pre Mean Girls) swap bodies and Jessica (in Clive's body) has to get her best friend April (played by Anna Faris) to assist her. April hides Jessica (Clive) at her house, and soon April's nervous and neurotic mother begins seeing and hearing things that appear out of place, fearing that her daughter may be a lesbian or transgender.

But her attempts to convince her husband that something is amiss with their teenage daughter and that odd things are going on in their house fall on deaf ears, the grouchy man only wanting to read his newspaper and watch the news on television after work. Eventually fed up with his wife's neurosis, he threatens to have her to committed to a mental institution.
 

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Marriage Story with Driver and Scarlett.
Been there, lived that.

Driver absolutely nailed the desperation of a good man, chewed up and spat out by a gynocentric family court system.

Shame the movie diverted from how it would of gone in real life, where monkey branching, Scar Jo runs to her amoral, man hating pig of a lawyer, who then represented Driver’s behaviour as physical and emotional ‘abuse’.
 

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Interested in seeing Marriage Story but I wiki'd it and it says Driver's character cheats, which would ruin my desire to see it, is that true?
 

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I'd find it difficult to empathise with then.
It's well acted and both of the partners are less than moral beacons, both my wife and I agreed that the movie makes you feel for one partner or the other during the movie whether that be because of the shitty behaviour of the other or their own shitty behaviour leaving the other feeling helpless. There is no right person in this movie and you can empathise with both cases throughout. I came out feeling that Adams character got the raw end of the deal but my wife might suggest the opposite merely due to gender bias.
 

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It's well acted and both of the partners are less than moral beacons, both my wife and I agreed that the movie makes you feel for one partner or the other during the movie whether that be because of the shitty behaviour of the other or their own shitty behaviour leaving the other feeling helpless. There is no right person in this movie and you can empathise with both cases throughout. I came out feeling that Adams character got the raw end of the deal but my wife might suggest the opposite merely due to gender bias.
Yeah I dunno, I would just struggle to feel for one since cheating to me is not something that can be excused.
 

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The argument scene between Viggo Mortensen and his onscreen wife that "finishes" on the staircase is visceral af, pure Cronenberg.
 

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It's a well crafted movie that had me swinging between liking and disliking both protagonists. FWIW
Along with personal issues regarding cheating, from a creative POV it seems too easy, dare I say not very creative at all, to have the male be a cheater.
 

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Along with personal issues regarding cheating, from a creative POV it seems too easy, dare I say not very creative at all, to have the male be a cheater.
There's more to it than just cheating. The complexities of their relationship are developed quite cleverly.
 

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You should watch it edgie
I’m similar to you in that cheating is unforgivable but for the purposes of the storyline it works. I still empathised with Driver’s character more but neither is particularly likeable to me and I think that’s the point.
 

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