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The War of the Roses (1989)

Danny DeVito, 1989

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The War of the Roses
Warren Adler, 1981

The War of the Roses is a movie directed by Danny DeVito in 1989 and based on the book of the same name by Warren Adler, first published in 1981. The movie features Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht, G.D. Spradlin, Sean Astin, and others.

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The War of the Roses

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Storyline

Lawyer Gavin d’Amato is in his office discussing a divorce case with a taciturn client. As Oliver becomes a successful partner in his law firm, Barbara, who was a doting and loving wife early in the marriage, appears to grow restless in her life with Oliver, and begins to dislike him immensely.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The War of the Roses, the 1989 movie by Danny DeVito

Year

1989

Minutes

116

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

The War of the Roses

Country: USA

Year: 1989

Length: 1h56m

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Cover of The War of the Roses, the 1981 book by Warren Adler

Year

1981

Pages

243

Book Rate

6.92

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Book

The War of the Roses

Country: USA

First published in: 1981

Length: 243 pages

Genre: Fiction

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User Polls Summary

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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