History Film / TheWarOfTheRoses

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.
27th Apr '15 10:18:18 AM AnotherGuy
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* FramingDevice: Danny [=DeVito=], playing a divorce lawyer, tells a client the story of the Roses. He convinces his client NOT to divorce his wife. (A non-greedy lawyer? Wow.)

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* FramingDevice: Danny [=DeVito=], playing a divorce lawyer, tells a client the story of the Roses. He convinces his client NOT to divorce his wife. (A non-greedy lawyer? Wow.It could be argued Gavin estimated he wouldn't make much of a profit on this case.)
19th Jan '15 1:14:19 PM Iwishtologin
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* ButtMonkey: Oliver, while both spouses commit horrific acts upon each other [[AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale Barbara is clearly more effective and successful]] in their EscalatingWar. Pretty much any stand off they have, Oliver is set up so he is clearly on the losing end.

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* ButtMonkey: Oliver, while both spouses commit horrific acts upon each other [[AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Barbara is clearly more effective and successful]] in their EscalatingWar. Pretty much any stand off they have, Oliver is set up so he is clearly on the losing end.
19th Jan '15 1:00:59 PM Iwishtologin
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* AbuseIsOkayWhenItIsFemaleOnMale: To an extent. Oliver is near equally callous to Barbara, but his acts [[PokeThePoodle have far less malice]]. Barbara however is far more effective and frequently places him through extreme physical torture. Even when he has been pushed to borderline insanity he is still on the receiving end for the large part, and any blows he does land are more accidental than anything else. However, seeing as how Oliver deep down still does love her, something Barbara definitely '''''doesn't''''' feel the same way about regarding him, [[FridgeBrilliance it makes sense why he can't resort to the same level as she can]].


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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Oliver is near equally callous to Barbara, but his acts [[PokeThePoodle have far less malice]]. Barbara however is far more effective and frequently places him through extreme physical torture. Even when he has been pushed to borderline insanity he is still on the receiving end for the large part, and any blows he does land are more accidental than anything else. However, seeing as how Oliver deep down still does love her, something Barbara definitely '''''doesn't''''' feel the same way about regarding him, [[FridgeBrilliance it makes sense why he can't resort to the same level as she can]].
27th Aug '14 1:52:42 AM DoctorNemesis
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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Neither of the Roses is exactly an innocent; Barbara goes to extremely spiteful extremes regarding the divorce, but Oliver was a pretty controlling, dismissive and inattentive husband, all of which fuelled Barbara's resentment and poisoned the relationship.

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Neither of the Roses is exactly an innocent; innocent in events; Barbara goes to extremely spiteful extremes regarding the divorce, but Oliver was a pretty controlling, dismissive and inattentive husband, all of which fuelled Barbara's resentment and poisoned the relationship.
27th Aug '14 1:52:22 AM DoctorNemesis
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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Neither of the Roses is exactly an innocent; Barbara goes to extremely spiteful extremes regarding the divorce, but Oliver was a pretty controlling, dismissive and inattentive husband, all of which fuelled Barbara's resentment and poisoned the relationship.
2nd Aug '14 10:50:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: AllJustADream: Implied that the entire story is fake, one that a lawyer tells to convince a client not to divorce his wife. Part of it is that the lawyer has knowledge to events he couldn't ''possibly'' have known.]]

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* [[spoiler: AllJustADream: [[spoiler: Implied that the entire story is fake, one that a lawyer tells to convince a client not to divorce his wife. Part of it is that the lawyer has knowledge to events he couldn't ''possibly'' have known.]]
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