Marriage Story is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Noah Baumbach.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, October 17, 2019 released the trailer:
Marriage Story | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Charlie Barber (Driver) is a successful theater director and owner of a small theater company in New York City. He is currently producing a play that stars his wife, Nicole Barber (Johansson), a former teen film actress. The couple is experiencing marital troubles and sees a mediator, who suggests they each write down what they like about one another, but Nicole is too embarrassed to read hers aloud and they decide to forego the counseling. Nicole is offered a starring role in a television pilot in Los Angeles, and she decides to leave the theater company and temporarily live with her mother in West Hollywood, taking the couple's young son Henry with her. Charlie elects to remain in New York, as the play is in the process of moving to Broadway. When he flies out to Los Angeles to visit his family, he is served divorce papers. Despite the couple agreeing to split amicably and forego lawyers, Nicole hires family lawyer Nora Fanshaw (Dern), who urges her to pressure Charlie into lawyering up himself. Charlie first meets with Jay (Liotta), a brash and expensive lawyer who urges Charlie to fight dirty, but he decides to instead hire Bert Spitz (Alda), a retired family lawyer who favors a more civil and conciliatory approach. On Bert's counsel, Charlie rents an apartment in Los Angeles to be closer to his family and strengthen his custody case. Charlie wishes to avoid going to court, so Bert arranges a meeting with Nora and Nicole. Nora argues that Charlie refused to respect Nicole's wishes to move back to Los Angeles, and that Henry would prefer to stay with his mother than fly back and forth between coasts. In a private sidebar, Bert advises Charlie to drop his New York residency altogether, but a frustrated Charlie refuses and decides to fire him.


Scarlett Johansson
Adam Driver
Laura Dern
Nora Fanshaw
Alan Alda
Bert Spitz
Ray Liotta
Julie Hagerty
Merritt Wever
Azhy Robertson
Mark O'Brien
Kyle Bornheimer
Wallace Shawn
Brooke Bloom
Mary Ann
Mickey Sumner
Matthew Shear
Martha Kelly
The Evaluator
Robert Smigel
Matthew Maher
Theater Actor
Ayden Mayeri
Makeup Artist
Mary Hollis Inboden
George Todd McLachlan
Hannah Dunne
Albert Jones
Donna's Husband
Annie Hamilton
Roslyn Ruff
Vinny Chhibber
McKinley Belcher III
Theater Actor
Sandra Rosko
Trick or Treater
Gideon Glick
Theater Actor
Amir Talai
Pilar Holland
Sharmila Devar
Becca Blackwell
Theater Actor
Juan Alfonso
Arguing Man
Jordyn Curet
Sarah Jones
Andrew Steven Hernandez
Pink Dot Clerk
Motell Gyn Foster
Theatre Actor
Santiago Mallan
Peggy Fields Richardson
Court Clerk
Connie Marie Flores
Arguing Woman
Pete Simpson
Theater Actor
Raymond J. Lee
Theater Actor
David Turner
Theater Actor
Loretta Shenosky
Court Reporter / Stenographer
Justin Claiborne
Young Girl
Joey Courteau
Moving Delivery Guy
Emily Cass McDonnell
CC King
Little Girl
Jacob Zelonky
Kayden Grace Swan
Trick or Treater
Julia Greer
ASPCA Solicitor
Alexandra Berardi
School Mom
Myrat Bayram
Talent Agent
Amanda Rovner
Melinda Kramer
Skater Mom
Larissa Jewel
School Kid
Sanai Elise
Trick or Treater
Jack Shirk
Boy with Toy Plane


Principal photography began on January 15, 2018 and lasted 47 days through April 2018, taking place in New York City and Los Angeles.

The film Marriage Story was scheduled to be released on August 29, 2019 (Venice), on October 6, 2019 (United Kingdom) and on November 6, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 136 minutes. With a budget of $18 million, the film grossed over $360,000.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Marriage Story got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

IMDB: Marriage Story

Wikipedia: Marriage Story (2019 film)

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