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An American Divorce is a classic Vinewood film produced in 1978 by Richards Majestic Productions, staring Jack Moore and Sally Sherman.

Cast

  • Jack Moore
  • Sally Sherman

Synopsis

"In the age of free love, everything has a price."

A tear-jerky. pseudo-feminist melodrama about “ordinary people’ (i.e. bored rich socialites in Liberty City) having cowardly affairs, doing coke in disco boots, getting divorced and fighting for custody of their over-privileged, one-dimensional children in the 1970s. "An American Divorce" won lots of awards because it captured the Zeitgeist of a decade that completely threw in the towel on moral responsibility and musical taste. After an hour and a half of watching upper-middleclass white people with enormous afros weep in Algonquin cafes and spurting mawkish dialogue like "But my kids are my life!" and "It’s time I did something for myself!", the inevitable happy ending can't come fast enough. We won’t ruin it for you, but everyone dies, thank God.

Comments on Classicvinewood.com

  • flirtythirty17 - "This actually seemed longer and more boring than my own divorce." - 2/10 stars
  • wymanhater - "How the hell did this win best screenplay?" - 4/10 stars
  • catshagger - "Nobody does over-sentimentality like Solomon Richards." - 7/10 stars
  • givegoodfoot - "I've seen Mexican telenovelas less sappy than this." - 2/10 stars
  • happyspin9 - "The best divorce movie of all time. And I've seen them all." - 9/10 stars
  • noonoo67 - "This was the movie that made divorce cool. Look what happened in the 80s and 90s. Everyone started doing it." - 8/10 stars
  • lopoffthetip - "What an amazing twist at the end! They share custody of the kids and return to their lives!" - 6/10 stars

Trivia

  • Both main actors, Jack Moore and Sally Sherman, have an star on the Vinewood Walk of Fame.
  • In the mission Legal Trouble, Solomon Richards uses a phrase of the movie when he calls Michael after the end of the mission, the pharese is: "I love you once Tony, But theres nothing between us. Now that I know you prefer dictation."
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