Kramer vs Kramer is a very good movie. Behind the great acting performances, the direction, the cinematograpy, the music etc, there lies an important story, beautifully told, that raises up questions, it makes you think, it moves you and it makes you analyze the life we live in. I loved Ted’s testimony, when he said something like “Why are women automatically thought to be better parents then the men?”, just summarising the film in one line and raising an important issue to be discussed in America. He argues that he loves his son very much, but also agrees that it was his fault that their marriage had fallen apart. He grows so much during the development of the story that you start understanding him and rooting for him and his son.
Actually, I never really knew or fully understood that Dustin Hoffman was such an amazing actor until this movie. As far as technique, movement, expression, seriousness, he is perfect, just perfect. And in the part of a father trying to raise his 6 year son, he rightfully deserved his Oscar, because his interpretation was that good, that I believed and felt everything he said and done. Merryl Streep, as amazingly talented and beautiful she is, in the movie, for me, at least, was pretty good, as well, but not in the same level as Hoffman.
It’s a classic and you should watch it! I enjoyed it!
What do you usually like or what does it interest you most in a movie? The plot development or the character one?
It is indeed a classic!!I remember crying a lot!!ReplyDelete
Hope you are having a good week my friend!
I am, I think!Next week is going to be even better, my best friend is visiting and I have to show her around! Hope you have a great week, too! Thanks Scott!ReplyDelete
Two excellent performances. Dustin Hoffman is his usual self - assured and in tune with the character.ReplyDelete
Oh the stitches scene. Christ, what acting.ReplyDelete
Love love love this movie. It was a childhood classic for me. I remember watching it when I was just six years old. Ahh the memories...ReplyDelete
@Dan: Hoffman is, for me, one of the best actors in the world. Amazing in every role!ReplyDelete
@Alex: Love that scene!
@Tyler: It is a great movie! I only saw it recently! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for dropping by!
I have to admit, I've never seen this one in its entirety. Only caught bits of it on TV.ReplyDelete
I have never seen this. I must amend that. Hoffman and Streep...i mean, it should be a clinic in acting!ReplyDelete
I remember thinking the story and parenthood issues held up well even though "Kramer vs Kramer"ReplyDelete
is 30 years old now.
And yes, Dustin Hoffman is a fine actor, its just a pity he gets so few meaty parts now. He hasn't had many hits in last 20 years could explain why. His best part in recent times I think was as the father in Barney's Version-which is in my top 10 films of 2011
@BT and @Andy: It's a good movie, if only just for the performances!You should give it a try!ReplyDelete
@moviesandsongs365: I know, he is one the best out there, but lately we haven't seen too much of him? Meet the fockers?