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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Michael Douglas
Kathleen Turner
Danny DeVito
Marianne Sagebrecht
Directors
Danny DeVito
Screenwriters
Michael Leeson
Warren Adler
Running Time
116 minutes

The War of the Roses
Sex-pot Turner and sex-addict Douglas sizzle and bitch their way through De Vito's second feature.


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Plot
The Roses (Douglas and Turner), a couple who started out in life as a perfect match, descend over the years into a dogfight of a relationship. The story is told via the intermediary of a divorce lawyer, turning the movie into a morality tale.


Verdict
Wildly funny and deeply disturbing, The War Of The Roses never hesitates to go for the jugular and succeeds more often than not in its valiant attempts to draw blood.


Reviewed by Robyn Karney

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