It looks like Untitled Noah Baumbach Project has finally gotten a title.
Here's its page on Fandango. Coming out on December 6th which lends more credibility to UNBP now being Marriage Story.
I hope this doesn't end up disappointing because I feel like the hype has been through the roof for this.
Stuff like this from Screen Daily today but only everywhere,
At present, firm favourites in the running include James Gray’s sci-fi Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, Roman Polanski’s French-language An Officer And A Spy, based on the 1895 Dreyfus Affair, John Crowley’s Donna Tartt adaptation The Goldfinch starring Nicole Kidman, and Noah Baumbach’s untitled comedy drama about a divorcing couple starring Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver and Laura Dern. Netflix has worldwide rights to the latter on which the word is it is one of Baumbach’s best.
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2019 17:54:41 GMT by morton: I guess I can delete the question mark now, lol.
I wrote a little about what I had read about Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver's performances from Marriage Story when writing about Laura Dern's chances for Best Supporting Actress in the predictions thread for BSA, so I just wanted to link to the article where I got that information from.
This article made me even more excited for this movie. I love Baumbach, so I'm alway eager to watch something new from him. But knowing that this could be his awards breakout, and that it's super personal to him (the same way Frances Ha was so personal to Gerwig, and that's what made it so great) and not just another Baumbach feature... I can't wait.
Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Jul 30, 2019 6:27:30 GMT
I love when Baumbach gets personal. Squid and the Whale is one of my favorite movies of the 2000s (scratch that, one of my favorite movies ever). Just watched it again the other day and it still cuts right to the funnybone.
I believe this is the only film to do all four big fall fests. Hope it does well since it's going to be an awkward season if it doesn't, lol.
ETA: I never trust these festival directors anymore, but I'll include what Kent Jones said about the film anyways from this Indiewire article.
NYFF festival director Kent Jones added of the film, “What amazed me about ‘Marriage Story’ is the way that Noah keeps the many conflicting emotions between his characters flowing into and around and under and over each other, so beautifully that the film achieves the condition of music. In fact, it actually flowers into song in two of the film’s loveliest and most surprising moments. ‘Marriage Story’ is a heartbreaker, it’s very funny, and it has an emotional complexity that’s worthy of Bergman.”
I guess Davis means that Dern and Alda have a great chance to win, but I haven't heard much about any of the supporting actors since it got a title and was announced to going to all the big fall festivals. Of course, before that Dern had a lot of buzz, but interesting that the focus has been on Johansson and Driver.