A new year has commenced. Consider this my apology for going all AWOL on this blog, these past few weeks. Today, the Monday Movie Meme returns with a fourth installment in our Rules of Engagement series. The theme for this week’s meme is based on the fact that when it comes to marriage, sometimes things fall apart.
As seen in film, however, not all couples have an amicable breakup, which brings us to the topic of the week:
Til’ Death Do Us Part
Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring messy divorces.
Here are my selections for this week's Til’ Death Do Us Part theme.
A lawyer who cannot lie becomes a liability for his client during a divorce case that involves some unscrupulous tactics to win, in this comedy starring Jim Carrey and Jennifer Tilly.
A weatherman gets more than he bargained for when trying to get his storm chaser wife to sign divorce papers in this action adventure movie, starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.
Although this married couple is not going at each other’s throats per se, I doubt that most husbands or wives would want to finalize their split by risking their lives driving after tornadoes – an act that is pretty messy, by nature!
Why Did I Get Married Too?
The bombshell in this drama, starring Janet Jackson and Malik Yoba, causes a group of friends to realize just how fast things spin out of control when one volatile couple plays hardball with each other during their divorce proceedings.
Waiting to Exhale
I need not remind anyone who has seen (or is even vaguely familiar with) this drama starring Angela Bassett and Michael Beach, of the unforgettable scenes involving Bernadine’s furious exchanges with her soon-to-be ex-husband.
There’s that infamous car torching scene, the drunken telephone calls on this betrayed mother’s behalf…and that oh-so audacious charging of the law firm board room, where it’s clear that she means business – and you better duck for cover!
What are some movies YOU watched that feature messy divorces?