There are numerous reasons why a couple would decide to divorce. But no matter what the reason is, the experience is always something emotional, isolating, and traumatizing.
Whether from laidback California, fast-paced New York, or relaxed Denver, divorce attorneys have witnessed how painful divorce could be for couples. Thankfully, there are movies that may, somehow, offer comfort or therapy to people who are undergoing this dark and life-changing experience.
- First Wives Club — starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, this movie shows the life of three divorcees who are out to seek revenge on their cheating husbands. First Wives Club shows how liberating and possible it is for middle-aged women to still live a happy and enjoyable life despite being left by their husbands for someone younger.
- Kramer Vs. Kramer — one thing that always makes divorce cases messy and complicated is the battle for custody. In Kramer vs. Kramer, Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman show the bare and painful realities that couples experience, whether psychological or emotional, whenever they go through the process of a custody battle.
- Mrs. Doubtfire — a classic Robin Williams masterpiece, Mrs. Doubtfire is a story of a father who cross-dresses as an old British woman and applies as a nanny for his children. A rollercoaster of laughter and sorrow, this movie shows how far a father will go just to spend more time with his children after losing a custody case.
- Crazy, Stupid, Love — Steve Carell headlines this comedy-drama movie about a middle-aged guy who suddenly became single after his unfaithful wife filed for a divorce. With the help of Ryan Gosling, Carell’s character explores again the quirks and joys of being in the dating scene.
- Wonder Boys — what could be more complicated for a man who was left by his wife? Having an affair and a child with another girl who happens to be the wife of your boss! Michael Douglas stars in this comedy movie which is based on a book with the same title.
They say movies are reflections of life. And with an ugly experience like divorce, movies can be a simple way to ease the pain and make the situation lighter.