Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver do the splits in a hilarious screwball Kramer vs. Kramer

Dir: Noah Baumbach; Starring: Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Azhy Robertson, Laura Dern, Julie Hagerty, Merritt Wever, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Wallace Shawn. Cert tbc, 135 mins.

One of the strangest and most beautiful paradoxes of cinema is this: the more needlingly specific it gets, the more sweepingly inclusive it feels. At the Venice Film Festival earlier today, the multi-national audience in the Sala Grande winced and hooted as one at Noah Baumbach’s tremendous Marriage Story, a thinly veiled cine-memoir about the filmmaker’s recent divorce from the actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.

It is Baumbach’s funniest, most fine-grained picture since 2012’s Frances Ha – a kind of screwball Kramer vs….

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