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Rating: 7 of 10

Kramer vs. Kramer

This movie brought a tear to my eye, which guarantees it at least a B. The plus is for the stellar acting of Dustin Hoffman. It made me want to see all of his movies in one sitting. Well done Dusty, well done.

Something I learned while looking at a documentary about the movie was that Dustin had just gone through a divorce himself. So the pre-production process consisted of him, the director and producer taking 15-hour days to rewrite the script to make it as real as possible. It seemed to be a fairly accurate portrayal. I am fortunate in that I've never dealt with divorce personally, but this definitely hit some of the major difficulties and questions on the head.

Oh, and the kid's acting was actually really good. I'm always impressed by kid actors who can do anything more than cry or jump around in the background.