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Divorce American Style (1967)

Divorce American Style (1967)




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An unhappy couple discover breaking up really is hard to do in this satiric comedy. Richard Harmon (Dick Van Dyke) and his wife, Barbara (Debbie Reynolds), are a typical married couple in American Suburbia -- which is to say they're not very happy with each other. After 15 years together, Richard and Barbara decide they've reached the end of their collective rope, and after several rounds of marriage counseling proves fruitless, they file for divorce. Between negotiating child custody, alimony, and finding new places to live, Richard and Barbara discover divorce isn't appreciably easier than being married; meanwhile, Richard makes a new friend in Nelson Downes (Jason Robards), a fellow divorcé who would love nothing more than for Richard to marry his former wife, Nancy (Jean Simmons), and take away the burden of alimony. Also featuring Van Johnson, Lee Grant, Shelley Berman, and Eileen Brennan in her first film role, Divorce American Style earned an Oscar nomination for Norman Lear and Robert Kaufman's original screenplay.
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Dick Van Dyke
as Richard Harmon
Debbie Reynolds
as Barbara Harmon
Jean Simmons
as Nancy Downes
Jason Robards
as Nelson Downes
Van Johnson
as Al Yearling
Joe Flynn
as Lionel Blandsforth
Shelley Berman
as David Grieff
Martin Gabel
as Dr. Zenwinn
Lee Grant
as Dede Murphy
Pat Collins
as Herself
Tom Bosley
as Farley
Emmaline Henry
as Fern Blandsforth
Dick Gautier
as Larry Strickland
Tim Matheson
as Mark Harmon
Gary Goetzman
as Jonathan Harmon
Bella Bruck
as Celia
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Critic Reviews for Divorce American Style

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

Trivia alert: Tim Matheson is Debbie's teenage son

April 8, 2005
Atlantic City Weekly

Audience Reviews for Divorce American Style

its supposed to be a comedy but it wasn't even funny,and the storyline was dull. It's just an American remake (even though it is a different storyline, which isn't as good as the Italian one) of a highly rated foreign film, Divorce Italian Style,

Paul Atkinson
Paul Atkinson

Great to see so many post-marital situations get covered here. Several excellent actors/actresses combined with good direction and editing get all these loose threads to flow relatively smoothly through-out. Moral: Advice from friends is really just their revealing fantasies - so judge them by their words but don't do it yourself!

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

A really fantastic cast manages to producer a really okay movie. DAS is not with out it's moments, but it pales in comparison to the Italian original.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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