in about 100 words or less
US 105m, Colour
Director: Robert Benton; Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander
Kramer vs. Kramer is a family drama about a husband who fights for custody of his son when his estranged wife returns after a year during which she “finds herself”. As one in a growing list of overrated American family dramas such as Ordinary People (1980), Terms of Endearment (1983), The Kids are All Right (2010) and Boyhood (2014) this is a dreary story with a ridiculous teary Hollywood happy ending. Now if Sigourney Weaver had played the mother, and they lived aboard the Nostromo…(Klaus Ming May 2016).