History Film / TheWarOfTheRoses

16th Jan '18 12:16:41 PM RedScharlach
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** Not to mention [[spoiler: leading him to believe she has cooked his dog and fed it to him]], at which point he pretty much goes ape shit.

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** Not to mention [[spoiler: leading [[spoiler:leading him to believe she has cooked his dog and fed it to him]], at which point he pretty much goes ape shit.



* BookEnds: The porcelain figurine that began Oliver and Barbara's relationship is the last thing that they fight over. [[spoiler: It ends up smashed to bits by Oliver when Barbara refuses to hand it over to him, even when he was trading her ''everything else'' for it.]]

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* BookEnds: The porcelain figurine that began Oliver and Barbara's relationship is the last thing that they fight over. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It ends up smashed to bits by Oliver when Barbara refuses to hand it over to him, even when he was trading her ''everything else'' for it.]]



* CloserToEarth: Played around with. It is shown that Oliver's overbearing and inaffectionate treatment of Barbara act as the starting fuse of the couple's bitter separation, by the point the two finally clash however, this has evolved Barbara into a vindictive and unhinged BitchInSheepsClothing. Oliver, while still a rather unsympathetic self absorbed {{Jerkass}}, maintains some lingering amount of love and sympathy for Barbara even in his dying breath. Barbara, from a very early state, wants nothing more than the guy to just drop dead.

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* CloserToEarth: Played around with. It is shown that Oliver's overbearing and inaffectionate unaffectionate treatment of Barbara act as the starting fuse of the couple's bitter separation, by the point the two finally clash however, this has evolved turned Barbara into a vindictive and unhinged BitchInSheepsClothing. Oliver, while still a rather unsympathetic self absorbed self-absorbed {{Jerkass}}, maintains some lingering amount of love and sympathy for Barbara even in his dying breath. Barbara, from a very early state, stage, wants nothing more than the guy to just drop dead.



* EveryoneHasStandards: When Oliver piss on the fish, Barbara tells him that she would never humiliate him like this. Also [[spoiler: while she implies that the pate she served him is made of his dog, we can see that the dog is alive outside the house, meaning that Barabara, while angry at Oliver for killing, albeit accidentaly, her cat, she would have never been so cruel to repay him like this.]]

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* EveryoneHasStandards: When Oliver piss on the fish, Barbara tells him that she would never humiliate him like this. Also [[spoiler: while she implies that the pate she served him is made of his dog, we can see that the dog is alive outside the house, meaning that Barabara, while angry at Oliver for killing, albeit accidentaly, accidentally, her cat, she would have never been so cruel to repay him like this.]]



* UnrequitedLove: Dead love example. Oliver still loves Barbara and amidst their horrific feud, still wants things to go back. However, Barbara wants Oliver out of her life in any way possible.

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* UnrequitedLove: Dead love example. Oliver still loves Barbara and amidst their horrific feud, still wants things to go back.back to the way they were. However, Barbara wants Oliver out of her life in any way possible.
9th Dec '17 12:50:29 PM eroock
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* FlipTheTable: Oliver does this at one point.


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* MouseTrap: Oliver has a painful encounter with a large amount of mouse traps up in the attic.


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* StaircaseTumble: Barbara falls down the stairs during one of her fights with Oliver.
* TableSpace: There's a scene of the couple eating dinner while sitting far apart on a stretched out table.
* TantrumThrowing: Barbara smashed Oliver's beloved decorative porcelain against the wall.
9th Dec '17 11:30:11 AM eroock
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* RevengeIsADishBestServed: Oliver humiliates his wife by pissing on the food she prepared.
22nd May '17 11:55:23 AM MovieFan2000
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* EveryoneHasStandards: When Oliver piss on the fish, Barbara tells him that she would never humiliate him like this. Also [[spoiler: while she implies that the pate she served him is made of his dog, we can see that the dog is alive outside the house, meaning that Barabara, while angry at Oliver for killing, albeit accidentaly, her cat, she would have never been so cruel to repay him like this.]]
9th Jan '17 8:47:16 AM falcon2484
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* SpoofAesop: In the epilogue, before he gets to the real point of telling his prospective client the Roses' story, Gavin says:
--> "Some story, huh? What's the moral? Other than "Dog people should marry dog people and cat people should marry cat people"?
9th Jan '17 6:44:59 AM falcon2484
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** It should be pointed out that Oliver's doctors tell him that his hernia could ''not'' have been caused by being "squeezed between someone's legs."
9th Nov '16 6:56:26 AM JamesAustin
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Based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook a 1981 novel]] by Warren Adler, ''The War of the Roses'' is a (pitch) BlackComedy from 1989, produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by (and co-starring) Creator/DannyDeVito, about an escalating war over marital assets between wealthy, divorcing spouses Oliver and Barbara Rose (Creator/MichaelDouglas and Kathleen Turner) that gets taken to a ridiculous and tragicomic extreme.

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Based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook a 1981 novel]] by Warren Adler, ''The War of the Roses'' is a (pitch) BlackComedy from 1989, produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by (and co-starring) Creator/DannyDeVito, about an escalating war over marital assets between wealthy, divorcing spouses Oliver and Barbara Rose (Creator/MichaelDouglas and Kathleen Turner) Creator/KathleenTurner) that gets taken to a ridiculous and tragicomic extreme.
8th Jul '16 9:41:42 PM taddavis
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* RapeIsLove: [[spoiler:Subverted.]] In their fight in the house where they are chasing each other around and breaking each other's stuff, Oliver tracks down Barbara and attempts to force himself on her. Immediately, she begins moaning as she did in their first sex scene. [[spoiler: However, she only does this to make it easier for herself to perform a GroinAttack]]
3rd Jun '16 3:20:48 PM Psi001
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** [[spoiler: For what's it's worth, Barbara didn't really have the heart to kill and serve Benny. In the final cut at least. In the original cut and the novel itself, yeah, she'd do it.]]
6th Mar '16 7:40:00 AM Mdumas43073
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''[[UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses (Click here for the historical "Wars Of The Roses")]]''


Based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook a 1981 novel]] by Creator/WarrenAdler, '''''The War of the Roses''''' is a (pitch) BlackComedy from 1989, produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by (and co-starring) Creator/DannyDeVito, about an escalating war over marital assets between wealthy, divorcing spouses Oliver and Barbara Rose (Creator/MichaelDouglas and Creator/KathleenTurner) that gets taken to a ridiculous and tragicomic extreme.

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''[[UsefulNotes/WarsOfTheRoses (Click here for the historical "Wars Of The Roses")]]''


Based on [[TheFilmOfTheBook a 1981 novel]] by Creator/WarrenAdler, '''''The Warren Adler, ''The War of the Roses''''' Roses'' is a (pitch) BlackComedy from 1989, produced by Creator/JamesLBrooks and directed by (and co-starring) Creator/DannyDeVito, about an escalating war over marital assets between wealthy, divorcing spouses Oliver and Barbara Rose (Creator/MichaelDouglas and Creator/KathleenTurner) Kathleen Turner) that gets taken to a ridiculous and tragicomic extreme.
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