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Marie and Bruce
Marie and Bruce
Actors: Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Griffin Dunne, Julie Hagerty, Bob Balaban
Director: Tom Cairns
Genres: Drama
R     2009     1hr 31min

Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore (Children of Men) and two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers) star in this serio-comic trip through a day in the lives of a dysfunctional married couple. Adapted ...  more »


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Actors: Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Griffin Dunne, Julie Hagerty, Bob Balaban
Director: Tom Cairns
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Drama
Studio: Miriam Collection
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/10/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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This movie is senseless. Void and Vanity.
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Movie Reviews

Horrible movie !!
Dee from Brighton, MI | USA | 07/25/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The opening scenes are Juliane Moore doing more cussing than I've heard in the past 5 years. This movie is just awful. It makes no sense at all. The wife follows a dog into this ethereal forest. She lies down on the ground and that's where I got up, opened my DVD, removed it and tossed it in the garbage. What a disappointment and I cannot believe great actors such as Moore and Broderick would stoop so low as to make such a horrible horrible movie. Did't even deserve one star."
My Dinner with Ennui
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 03/29/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Wallace Shawn wrote the very fine 'My Dinner with Andre', a talky but sensitive film that created a niche for conversational stories without plot. Sadly the qualities of that play to film result did not make it with his MARIE AND BRUCE. On paper it looks as though this strenuously boring film should be worth watching: Shawn's previous credentials, the direction by Tom Cairns, and the presence of Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick together with little feature appearances by the likes of Campbell Scott and Blossom Dearie should suggest investing time in viewing.

Unfortunately the film's premise is so dull that even the technique of having characters speak exactly what is in their minds mixed with dialogue seemingly more appropriate for human ears and adding dreamlike sequences including some rather randy voyeurism - stage worthy though these techniques may be - just can't make this dreary story of a day in the dissolution of a VERY bad marriage work. The only character in the film with whom the viewer can empathize is a friendly dog. Pass on this sad flop. Grady Harp, March 09"
Good Performances, Stagey Approach
The Movie Man | Maywood, New Jersey USA | 03/19/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Marie and Bruce," based on a play by Wallace Shawn, focuses on one day in the life of a dysfunctional Manhattan couple (Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick). The film opens with Marie's pronouncement that their long-deteriorating marriage is over and she is leaving. During the next 24 hours, each vents, recalls happier times, and expresses hopes for the future. Despite a few attempts to open up the action the movie can't shake its stage origins. It is very talky, and because you have two unhappy people unloading their frustrations and gripes, things become pretty grating. Both Moore and Broderick are good, but it's hard to warm to their characters. Though "Marie and Bruce" is only 90 minutes long, it seems endless. Language is often profane and there is some nudity, which explains the R rating. There are no bonus extras in this bare-bones edition."