Kramer vs. Kramer

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Kramer vs. Kramer ★★★½ 1979 (PG)

Highly acclaimed family drama about an advertising executive husband and child left behind when their wife and mother leaves on a quest to find herself, and the subsequent courtroom battle for custody when she returns. Hoffman and Streep give exacting performances as does young Henry. Successfully moves you from tears to laughter and back again. Based on the novel by Avery Corman. 105m/C VHS, DVD . Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry, Howard Duff, Jo-Beth Williams; D: Robert Benton; W: Robert Benton; C: Nestor Almendros. Oscars '79: Actor (Hoffman), Adapt. Screenplay, Director (Benton), Picture, Support. Actress (Streep); Directors Guild '79: Director (Benton); Golden Globes '80: Actor—Drama (Hoffman), Film—Drama, Screenplay, Support. Actress (Streep); L.A. Film Critics '79: Actor (Hoffman), Director (Benton), Film, Screenplay, Support. Actress (Streep); Natl. Bd. of Review '79: Support. Actress (Streep); N.Y. Film Critics '79: Actor (Hoffman), Film, Support. Actress (Streep); Natl. Soc. Film Critics '79: Actor (Hoffman), Director (Benton), Support. Actress (Streep); Writers Guild '79: Adapt. Screenplay.