An exclusive new trailer for Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story showcases more of Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson's divorce drama. Marriage Story had its world premiere this year at the Venice Film Festival and was met with exceptionally rave reviews. Since then, the film has continued to garner positive reactions and is currently Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, sitting at an incredible 98%. Johansson and Driver lead this all-star cast that also includes Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Merritt Wever, Julie Hagerty, and Ray Liotta. The story chronicles a crumbling marriage between an actress named Nicole (Johansson) and a New York theater director named Charlie (Driver) as their divorce takes an ugly turn once a custody battle ensues over their son, Henry (Azhy Robertson).
Baumbach, best known for directing Frances Ha and The Squid and the Whale amongst a variety of other dramatic comedies, has remarked that Marriage Story is one of his more personal projects. The film is already heavily involved in award show discussion as well, especially in regard to Driver and Johansson's performances. Baumbach is already an Oscar-nominated screenwriter for his original screenplay for The Squid and the Whale, and there's a high chance that Marriage Story could bring him back into the Oscar spotlight with its screenplay and direction.
Now, Ellen DeGeneres has revealed an exclusive new trailer for Marriage Story on The Ellen Show. It gives viewers a little more insight into the incredible story at its core along with what to expect from Driver and Johansson's characters as they go through the extensive divorce process. Check out the full trailer here:
This trailer holds more of a focus on the downfall of Charlie and Nicole's marriage and how, despite their relationship falling apart, they still attempt to keep some semblance of normalcy for their young son. Previously released teaser trailers for the upcoming film mirrored the complex nature of divorce by showcasing Nicole and Charlie's respective perspective in each trailer. Each teaser felt almost therapeutic in their delivery as both characters voiceover what they love about the other. Baumbach has stated that these teasers were meant to honor the fact that there are multiple sides to every story. Coupled with this new trailer, it further shows the complexity and heartbreak that comes with falling out of love and experiencing a divorce.
Not only have the trailers beautifully shown off the incredible performances that viewers can expect to see from both Driver and Johansson, but they also gave glimpses into the heartwrenching and realistic story at its center. It's clear that Baumbach put his heart and soul into crafting a personal story that's carefully put together and beautifully told. It's truly no surprise that it's such a big point of discussion in the award season conversation. Thankfully, Marriage Story will be available to watch in a variety of different formats as well. It is set to have a limited theatrical release on November 6, and will later have a more permanent home on Netflix on December 6.
Source: The Ellen Show
- Marriage Story (2019) release date: Dec 06, 2019