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YMMV / The War of the Roses

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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Dan Castellaneta plays the client of Danny DeVito's character in the film. A few years later DeVito would voice Homer's half-brother Herb.
  • Nightmare Fuel: For anyone that just started a married relationship.
  • Unintentionally Sympathetic:
    • Oliver veers into this. While he is controlling and demeaning, and just as pig headed as Barbara, he maintains some degree of love and empathy for her, while Barbara, even in an early state, maintains a sociopathic and vindictive disinterest in anything but maintaining her house and image, and will genuinely commit any atrocity to get rid of Oliver, if not take his livelihood with it. That obvious reasons insist that he is pretty much always on the losing end against Barbara only exacerbate this.
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    • The line was in fact drawn during the climax. Originally Barbara was to have genuinely killed and served Oliver his dog out of spite, leading Oliver to snap but still be comically overpowered. Test audiences found this scene unsettlingly callous, leading Barbara to be rewritten as bluffing and adding a shot of the dog outside alive and well.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Voice actor Dan Castellaneta plays a character who never speaks.
  • The Woobie: Oliver and Barbara's kids. Put yourself in their shoes and imagine witnessing your parent's marriage falling apart before your eyes.

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