War of the Roses
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1989
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1989
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Surround Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, French Surround Dolby Digital 2.0
English SDH, Spanish


In this blackest of comedies, a perfect 18-year marriage suddenly becomes unglued and the gleefully evil Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Oliver (Michael Douglas) Rose single-mindedly inflict as much misery as possible on each other. Rather than just get divorced, they declare war, fighting to the bitter end over their huge mansion and every possession in it. Not even the calculating guidance of Oliver's lawyer (Danny DeVito) can stop this uncompromisingly nasty two some as their vicious battle sends them on an increasingly dark and dangerous path.

Cast & Crew

Michael Douglas ... Oliver Rose
Kathleen Turner ... Barbara Rose
Danny DeVito ... Gavin D'Amato
Marianne Sagebrecht ... Susan
Sean Astin ... Josh Age 17
Heather Fairfield ... Carolyn Age 17
G.D. Spradlin ... Harry Thurmont


Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader | February 11, 2008

DeVito's taste for unorthodox camera angles and striking camera movements occasionally verges on overreaching but for the most part admirably serves the action.

Janet Maslin New York Times | May 20, 2003

DeVito's direction is distinctively odd (with a lot of low-angle shots looking up at things), enjoyably mischievous and always somehow mindful that there may be, at the heart of all this comic mayhem, something substantial going on.

Peter Travers Rolling Stone | May 12, 2001

DeVito triumphs by instilling this caustic satire with truth and consequence.

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times | January 01, 2000

It's to the credit of DeVito and his co-stars they they were willing to go that far, but maybe it shows more courage than wisdom.


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