Noah Baumbach: ‘Marriage Story illustrates that to take sides is folly’

The director’s breakthrough film was about his parents’ divorce, and his latest movie seems to be about his own.

But what he thinks they are really about is hopeOver the years, Noah Baumbach, the American writer/director, has made films about all sorts of things.

Kicking and Screaming (1995) is about a group of college pals who refuse to move on with their lives.

While We’re Young (2014) is about a friendship between a middle-aged documentary-maker and his wife, and a couple in their 20s.

The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) is about siblings attempting to live in the shadow of their egomaniacal artist father.

But for some of us, he really has only one true subject: D-i-v-o-r-c-e.

Consider the best movies of his career so far, made almost 15 years apart: The Squid and the Whale (2005), the bittersweet picture that first brought him to most people’s attention, is about divorce, and so,

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