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Kramer vs. Kramer


Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry View All


Robert Benton (Screenplay), Robert Benton (Director) View All

Release: Dec. 18th, 1979
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
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The film's second act, which shows Hoffman slowly learning to bond with his young son, drags a fair bit with its vignettes that are alternately comical and dramatic (with the latter being much more effective than the former).
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Director: Robert Benton Writers: Avery Corman (novel), Robert Benton (screenplay) Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry Genre: Dram.
Meryl Streep also won an Oscar playing Joanna, the unhappy wife who we feel sympathy for in the beginning of the film but that all changes when she returns for her son.