vs Kramer (1979)
This movie won Best picture at the Academy awards along with Best actress/Actor for Ms. Meryl Streep and Mr. Dustin Hoffman and even took the Oscar for best Director., and best script (Screenplay)
The movie looks at the issues that the courts become concerned with in deciding cases of custody of minor children in the case of divorce. It doesnt look like real issues of substance are looked at fairly at all and rather insanely hostile lawyer types along with petty minded grievances and excuses of the parties become the centre of it all, at the expense of the children, and in this case the dear mother played by Ms. Meryl Streep whose bondedness with this little boy and her ability to give maternal most needed care for the boy at the age of 7 while Dustin Hoffman's character was tied up in career should have been an easy call to make.
I saw this movie in the theater when it first came out and fell in love with the actress - our own dear Meryl Streep who according to press reports wasn't as well known just yet enough at that time. She only recently came out to comment on the slap she took (physical assault it seems) from Dustin Hoffman during an exchange on the set. Amazing - where are the men of chivalry to be found around when they are most needed I say!
Michael Rizzo Chessman