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Plot: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of the fighting is D’Amato, the divorce lawyer. He gets to see how far both will go to get rid of the other, and boy do they go far.
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A house divided . . . and then demolished
There isn’t a plethora of funny lines in “The War of the Roses” (it’s just not that kind of comedy), but the blistering cynicism about marriage makes them stand out all the same (the stabbing victim in the hospital claimed most of these). If you want to call this a cautionary tale of divorce, I’m just fine with that. Watching these people bitterly drift apart is uncomfortable, and the filmmakers know this because the whole third act is the literal destruction of everything they’ve labored so long to build. The absurdity is almost a salve.
It’s a comedy, but also dark as hell. The dialogue, on the other hand, that’s fantastic.
HE is HER victim
A classic feature of Danny DeVito’s (far too few) works as a director is that they are utterly evil. Cruel. Wicked. Merciless to their characters and merciless to the viewer. Although this is often combined with slight exaggeration, it is exactly what I love about them.
After seeing The War of the Roses the second time after having grown a little older, I still feel that particular satisfaction. But this time, there are a few more things I think about, a few more questions I ask myself. For instance: who is the bad guy in the film? Who is `to blame’? And although it’s clear that the Roses both have extremely unmoveable and stubborn characters, which partly leads to the catastrophe, I came to the conclusion that Barbara is the driving force of the whole divorce story. She announces her wish to divorce upon grounds that are not quite convincing. Maybe people who do not like Michael Douglas can sympathize with her but her reasons are not fair. She invariably follows her instinct without paying any respect to other people. Kathleen Turner portrays her most believably in this insufferable phase.
Oliver Rose, on the other hand, is one of those people who are proud of doing everything in a perfectly correct manner. He is therefore very sensitive and easily confronted if one doesn’t acknowledge his correct behavior. He then becomes completely helpless and unable to react properly. That makes him an ideal `victim’ to Barbara’s striking egoism.
I’m mentioning this only because it is a new aspect I found during second viewing, and I am sure it was also DeVito’s intention to develop characters like this, so for him, the turbulent divorce story is not just a parable on how stupid people are in general. He of course reserved the best role in the film for himself he is the wise man who tells the parable and who emerges victorious in the end.
The War of the Roses with its merciless cruelness remains one of my favourite comedies of all time.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director Danny DeVito
Writer Warren Adler (novel), Michael Leeson (screenplay)
Actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht
Awards Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5295, EXR 500T 5296)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)