The War of the Roses
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 Show more... 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.
@Amanda Random thoughts. As I read a book on the War of Roses, an uncle killing his own nephews for the throne-on the day of our peaceful inaug1 hour 58 minutes ago
@Krombopulos Michael @PiffleRMe the most terrifying was Podhoretz saying that the Civil War and the War of the Roses were both remote and irrelevant to him.2 hours 40 minutes ago
Variety Staff Trying to wring yocks from a deranged couple locked in mortal combat over possession of their house is more suited to film noir than black comedy.
Peter Travers DeVito triumphs by instilling this caustic satire with truth and consequence.
Desson Thomson [A] deliciously jaundiced perspective on matrimony.
Rita Kempley The War of the Roses is yuppie Armageddon, an explosion of empty values and curdled peevishness that blows a marriage and blasts a decade.