The War of the Roses (film)
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The War of the Roses is a 1989 American comedy film based upon the 1981 novel The War of the Roses by Warren Adler. It is a black comedy about 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. The film also had producer James L. Brooks and actor Dan Castellanetaworking on a project outside of The Simpsons. The opening title sequence was created bySaul Bass.
In both the novel and the film, the married couple's family name is Rose. The title also alludes to the battles between the Houses of York and Lancaster at the end of the Middle Ages (seeWars of the Roses). In the German-speaking world, since the release of the movie, the wordRosenkrieg (meaning "Roses war", or less literally, "War of the Roses") has come to denote such a bitter fight for material possessions (and maybe also for custody of the children) as depicted in the film, with most speakers completely unaware of the word's origins.
Next Three Days 劇情的張力就建立在法治與自由之間，如果我們越遵守法治建立的公共秩序，則個人自由就越低,因此正義的點就順著內曲線向法治軸移動，更趨近法治軸。
The film received critical acclaim, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a recently retired tennis pro, takes up a job as a tennis instructor at an upmarket London club. He strikes up a friendship with a wealthy pupil, Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode), after discovering a common affinity for opera. Tom's older sister, Chloe (Emily Mortimer), is smitten with Chris and the two begin dating. During a family gathering, Chris meets Tom's fiancée, Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson), and they are instantly attracted to each other. Tom's mother Eleanor (Penelope Wilton) clearly does not approve of her son's relationship with a struggling American actress, a source of tension. Chloe encourages her father to give Chris a job as an executive in one of his companies; Chris begins to be accepted into the family, and marriage is discussed.
During a storm, Chris follows Nola outside and confesses his feelings for her, and they make love in a field, feeling both passionate and guilty. Nola treats this as an accident; Chris, however, wants an ongoing clandestine relationship. Eventually, Chris marries Chloe. Some days later, Chris learns that Tom has broken up with Nola.
Chris and Chloe are unable to have children, much to her distress, and Chris is turning into aworkaholic. Chris vainly tries to track down Nola at her old apartment, but meets her by chance some time later at the Tate Modern, where he is supposed to meet Chloe. Under his wife's nose, he discreetly asks for her number. The two of them start having an affair.
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