Argumentative August #27 – Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Here is the next entry into our Argumentative August blogathon. This review of Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979) is by Tim of Filmfunkel

Ten Stars or Less


Argumentative August #35 – Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) – Filmfunkel

Rob and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon. This next film, Kramer vs. Kramer is being reviewed by Tim at Filmfunkel. Let’s see what he thought of this movie…


Kramer vs Kramer – it can be argued – might be the definitive anti-courtroom drama. The sub-genre is known for its smart, shrewd, chess-like matches battling in the furnace of the legal system. The one playing best wins, but their stories are predicated upon law. They are fought by lawyers and never by parents.

Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman), on the eve of his biggest promotion, comes home to a wife with a packed suitcase. She’s leaving him – him and their 5-year-old son, Billy.  Step-by-step, Ted painfully sheds his workaholic ego for love of his son.

18 months later, Ted has grown…

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