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The War of the Roses is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel The War of the Roses by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the center of an outrageous and... MORE
The War of the Roses is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel The War of the Roses by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their marriage begins to fall apart, material possessions become the center of an outrageous and bitter divorce battle. This is the third film to co-star Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito, after Romancing the Stone and its sequel, The Jewel of the Nile. DeVito directed the film, which also had producer James L. Brooks and actor Dan Castellaneta working on a project outside of The Simpsons. The opening title sequence was created by Saul Bass. In both the novel and the film, the married couple's family name is Rose, and the title is an allusion to the battles between the Houses of York and Lancaster at the end of the Middle Ages. LESS
Preliminary plans have been announced for a run during the 2015-16 season of Warren Adler's stage adaptation of his bestselling 1981 novel The War of the Roses, a divorce lawyer's cautionary tale of the ugliness that can ensue over the division of assets. The property is best known via the 1989 Fox black comedy that starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as Jonathan and Barbara Rose, the once-blissful married couple whose union devolves into a vicious divorce battle. Danny DeVito directed the film and co-starred as the lawyer struggling to referee the Roses' bitter settlement.
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