The War of the Roses

THE WAR OF THE ROSES (15)
D: Danny DeVito
20th Century Fox/Gracie Films (James L. Brooks & Arnon Milchan)
US 1989
116 mins

Comedy

W: Michael Leeson [based on the novel by Warren Adler]
DP: Stephen H. Burum
Ed: Lynzee Klingman 
Mus: David Newman


Michael Douglas (Oliver Rose), Kathleen Turner (Barbara Rose), Danny DeVito (Gavin D'Amato), Marianne Sagebrecht (Susan), Sean Astin (Josh Rose)

Raucous black comedy starring Michael Douglas & Kathleen Turner as a bitter married couple who practically fight to the death over who keeps the house in their impending divorce.
The two lead stars are both excellent, and several moments are absolutely hilarious, but you'd really need to be in the mood for its general mean-spiritedness. 
7/10

Kathleen Turner & Michael Douglas in The War of the Roses
Kathleen Turner & Michael Douglas in The War of the Roses