Kramer Vs. Kramer

Kramer Vs. Kramer

DVD - 2001
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A man deals with the problems of single parenthood when his wife leaves him and his son, and then the problems which arise when she returns and wants her son back.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia TriStar Home Video, [2001]
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9780767848800
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 26, 2019

I saw this film with my mom when my parents were having marital problems. There is a good message here; one that still holds true today. Children are often the most affected by a couple who are going through something like this. Very moving and wonderfully acted film. Very deserving of it's 1980 Best Picture Academy Award, as are Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep for their portrayals of the estranged couple fighting for their son.

SPL_Liz Nov 13, 2017

A ubiquitous movie that I've only just discovered. It has stood the test of time and despite the changing make-up of families and responsibilities within them, the subject matter remains relevant. The special features include a making of documentary that goes into depth about the actors' performances and how the film was created via. collaboration between the cast and director. A great film.

Feb 18, 2017

Outstanding list of actors and actresses and gifted thespians.
M. Streep is always a joy to watch and listen to. Another classic is Sophie's choice. M. Streep and her coworkers never fail to amaze, and awe-inspire! The Deer Hunter is also a great production. John Voight and others with M. Streep worthwhile always!

Mar 18, 2016

Saw Kramer vs. Kramer in 1980 on flight from London. Thought I was happily married! Divorced in 1984! Now 73, kids are 39, 41,43! Four Grandkids, Son-in-law from Kenya, been there, too! Wife remarried, I'm single! What a journey!

Mar 26, 2015

A spectacular effort by the main actors to make both of their characters seem likeable in the context of a tough custody battle. This movie leaves you torn in the best of ways - trying to decide which of the parents is wrong and right - and understanding that we all have a right to make mistakes.

Sep 05, 2014

Withstands the test of time. Not as mean-spirited as I had remembered it. The DVD commentary was also interesting. Apparently Hoffman was upset with Streep and both were going through very difficult personal issues during the filming.

Aug 22, 2014

Usually a movie about divorce leaves me cold. Not so with Kramer Vs. Kramer. Director Robert Benton put a great script in the hands of Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep and eight year old Justin Henry. The result was first time Oscars for both Hoffman and Streep. Even the boy playing Billy Kramer, Justin Henry, is the youngest person to be nominated for best supporting actor. The movie in other words, is a winner. Two great stars at a relatively young age make their presence known to Hollywood. They both go on to receiving more great scripts and award winning performances. No one should miss Kramer Vs. Kramer. It is just a marvelous movie!

Jul 23, 2013

I am not the biggest fan of the book, "Kramer vs. Kramer", but I was willing to give the movie a try. Overall, I found the movie missing a little bit of charm. Ted (Hoffman) is not a likeable character, and I think the film really misses out by not including the role of Mrs. Willewska, Billy's nanny.

Jul 09, 2013

The interactions between Dustin Hoffman's character and his son are natural, deeply capturing the audience's hearts and gazes. There are moments of laughter as well as moments of tears. Hoffman and Streep also successfully portray the bond their characters share even in the instance where they are taking opposing stance in the matter of Billy's custody. Though knowing that the ending is better off the way it is, that some stories are best left untold, and that it enhances the intrigue of Kramer vs Kramer, I nevertheless hope that it reveals more about the Kramers' subsequent life.

RoninDRE Jun 26, 2013

The copy I was able to borrow was scratched up, making the middle and end unwatchable and ruining what seemed to be an extremely well-done, beautiful and moving film. Forrible experience: AVOID!

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Mar 27, 2011

Billy Kramer: We need cereal.
Ted Kramer: Okay, what color?

Mar 27, 2011

Billy Kramer: Whens mommy coming back?
Ted Kramer: I don't know, Billy. Soon.
Billy Kramer: How soon?
Ted Kramer: Soon.
Billy Kramer: Will she pick me up after school?
Ted Kramer: Probably. And if she doesn't I will.
Billy Kramer: What if you forget?
Ted Kramer: I won't forget.
Billy Kramer: What if you get run over by a truck and get killed?
Ted Kramer: Then Mommy will pick you up.

Mar 27, 2011

Ted Kramer: Margaret, I just need to know something. Did you put Joanna up to this?
Margaret Phelps: No, I did not put Joanna up to this.
Ted Kramer: Give her a little pep talk, maybe?
Margaret Phelps: Joanna is a very unhappy woman and it took a lot of courage to walk out this door.
Ted Kramer: How much courage does it take to walk out on your kid?

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susu4111 Nov 27, 2014

susu4111 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Mar 27, 2011

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Mar 27, 2011

A just divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.


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Sexual Content: Contains sexual content

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