HOLLYWOOD – Critics brand Noah Baumbach’s new film Marriage Story a lie.
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson new film Marriage Story came under fire today, following the revelation that it was actually about a divorce. Xavier Poulis of the French cultural magazine Chapeau told the Studio Exec:
Why can’t they simply call it Divorce Story? It is about a divorce. The whole film, they are divorcing. And yet, Marriage Story! It’s like Noah Baumbach wants to take a huge great big shit on the English language.
It is true that much of the film concerns itself with a couple in the midst of an increasingly messy divorce. Some are finding the experience of watching the film emotionally traumatizing. One viewer we spoke to had this to say:
I wanted to go to watch a film on Netflix to make me forget about my messy divorce. In particular one very long row where I ended up punching a hole in the wall. I wanted to escape to happier times when we were first married. So I chose Marriage Story because it promised to be a portrait of a couple who are married, being married and staying married. Imagine my shock and disappointment. Not only was there barely any marriage, we had to watch all this divorce all over the place. Including a scene where Adam Driver punches a wall following a very long argument. There should be some sort of warning.
In fact a campaign to rename Marriage Story Divorce Story is currently trending on Twitter via the hash tag #RenameMarriageStoryDivorceStory
Marriage Story is on Netflix.