-->''"We were good in war. When there was no war, we made our own."''

''Hemingway & Gellhorn'' is a 2012 film from {{Creator/HBO}} following the tumultuous romance between Creator/ErnestHemingway (Creator/CliveOwen) and MarthaGellhorn (Creator/NicoleKidman).

Gellhorn and Hemingway meet by chance in a bar in Key West. Intrigued by the young woman, Hemingway invites her to his home where his friends have gathered to screen an unfinished movie about TheSpanishCivilWar. Gellhorn becomes impassioned with the movement and signs up to leave for the front the next day. Hemingway (who had been content to fish, fight and drink in comfort) is compelled to follow himself. Once there, they begin one of the most bizarre and eventful love stories ever lived.

!!Provides Examples Of:
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: How Hemingway got his string of wives and lovers.
* AmusingInjuries: Gellhorn's contraction of "The China Rot" makes her the butt of Hemingway's jokes until it heals.
* AnimalMotifs: The swordfish. Hemingway [[spoiler: lets one escape after Gellhorn leaves him. She's "the one that got away."]]
* BadassGrandma: Gellhorn becomes one. She continues covering conflicts as she ages. [[spoiler: At the end of the film, she's so ticked off that the interviewer suggested she ''owed'' her career to Hemingway, she reconsiders an offer to cover a war and heads out the door]].
-->"I'm not dead yet, [[PrecisionFStrike you fuck]].
* BelligerentSexualTension: In what was probably the most over the top example ever to grace history.
* {{Bookends}}: Hemingway fishing.
* BrickJoke: In Spain, Gellhorn sees a billboard for the film version of ''AFarewellToArms''. She comments that HelenHayes was miscast. Hemingway takes exception to her criticism. [[spoiler: In China, Chou En-lai mentions he saw the movie and makes the same assessment. Gellhorn gives Hemingway a smug look and remarks that she had the same opinion.]]
* BullyingADragon: Gellhorn accuses the Empress of China of letting her people starve and using children as slave labor ''to her face''.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Pauline, but seeing as how she lost Hemingway to Gellhorn (and she knows he left his previous wife, Hadley, for ''her''), she had a [[ProperlyParanoid reason to worry]].
* CountryMatters: Hemingway calls Gellhorn this once.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Hemingway plays Russian roulette because someone asks Gellhorn to dance (before they are ever together) and freaks out that Gellhorn wants to "fuck" Chinese communist leader Chou En-lai because she called him entrancing.
* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler: Ma]]
-->'''Hemingway''': [[spoiler: Mr. Ma]]! Just whose side are you on?
-->'''[[spoiler: Ma]]''': There are no sides. Only the past and the future.
* DrivenToSuicide: Hemingway.
* ForegoneConclusion: Hemingway commits suicide.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Hemingway's fate is hinted at with [[spoiler: a fight in Spain that has him pointing a gun at his own head, and an aside from Pauline about shooting himself over hunting]]. Hemingway also comments that [[spoiler: any writer who crumples his pages will be insane within a year]].
* GladToBeAliveSex: Hemingway and Gellhorn hook up when [[spoiler: their hotel is being shelled]].
* HistoricalInJoke: Hemingway fires ''OrsonWelles'' from a narration gig.
* IntrepidReporter: Gellhorn. Hemingway even refers to her as "Intrepid" several times.
* LastNameBasis: Hemingway and Gellhorn refer to each other by their last names, even while married. They occasionally call each other by the nicknames "Hem" and "Marty."
* [[MyCountryRightOrWrong My Church Right or Wrong]]: It's implied that Pauline Hemingway supports the Fascists in the SpanishCivilWar because their side has the [[TruthInTelevision approval of the Spanish bishops.]]
* PatrioticFervor: Hemingway goes a bit off the deep end with this [[spoiler: after he's accused of being a communist]].
* PetTheDog: Hemingway [[spoiler:comforting the dying soldier.]]
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Hemingway is a massive sexist and homophobe.[[spoiler: More or less the reason his marriage to Gelhorn dissolves; he expected her to submit to him and cater to his needs as his previous (and future) wives did, and she wouldn't have it.]]
* RatedMForManly: One thing Hemingway can't stand is an attack on his manhood.
* RebelLeader: Paco is handsome, young, and charismatic. The documentary is originally focused to make him into the face of the rebellion. [[spoiler: Then the Russians make him an unperson and he is wiped from the film]].
* RedScare: Because [[spoiler: they predict that the communist movement will win out in China, Gellhorn and Hemingway are branded as possible communists. Hemingway doesn't take it well]].
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Hemingway's other wives are portrayed this way, suggesting that Gellhorn was his one true love. She ''was'' the only woman to ever divorce ''him''.
* StuckInTheirShadow: InUniverse. Gellhorn gets ''very'' hostile at the suggestion that her whole career was due to Hemingway.
-->''"I do not consider my life a foot note to someone else's."''
* WhileRomeBurns: Hemingway and Gellhorn [[spoiler: make love for the first time as their hotel is being shelled. The plaster from the ceiling falls in on them and they only pause momentarily before continuing as if nothing had happened]].