Tag Archive: Divorce

Haiku Review: Her (2013)

herStarring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara & Chris Pratt
Written & directed by Spike Jonze

In the not-so-distant future, a lonely man develops a romantic relationship with his artificially intelligent operating system.

Admit it, after
watching this you tried to have
phone sex with Siri.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
Her is playing now in theaters nationwide.


Starring: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Ari Graynor, Eric Christian Olsen & Elijah Wood
Written by Rashida Jones & Will McCormack
Directed by Lee Toland Krieger

A divorcing couple tries to remain friends but it proves difficult when they both start dating again.

If you’re going through
a break-up, this film goes well
with Kleenex, ice cream.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
Celeste & Jesse Forever is playing now in select cities.

Starring: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini & Sarina Farhadi
Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi

The separation of a married couple in Iran sets off a chain reaction of events that changes several lives forever.

Lesson: Don’t let your
divorce keep you from choosing
“the help” more wisely.

Grade: A

By Daniel J. Hoag
A Separation is playing now in select cities.


Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei & Kevin Bacon
Written by Dan Fogelman
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

When a middle-aged man’s wife asks for a divorce, he is taken under the wing of an expert ladykiller and given a confidence-boosting makeover that shakes up both their lives.

Crazy Gosling abs
Stupid rom-com this is not
Love it through and through

Grade: A-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Crazy, Stupid, Love. is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.


Starring: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Pena, Christopher C.J. Wallace & Laura Dern
Written & directed by Dan Rush

After losing his job and his wife, getting locked out of his house and having all his possessions thrown out on the lawn, an alcoholic salesman decides to have a yard sale to purge his belongings and move on with his life.

Ferrell hits high notes
hitting boozy rock bottom,
a welcome tone change.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
Everything Must Go is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.