Meryl + Kramer vs Kramer




The other night, we watched Kramer vs Kramer.  Now, all I can think about is not only how beautiful Meryl is but the roles she chose to play in her early days of acting.  Her role as Joanna Kramer in this film is not a likeable character, but she did such an excellent job of making me not like her, of making the audience feel her pain but also pain for her husband and son.  Even though her time on screen was short, she did everything an actress could do  to suck you into their lives, to her unhappiness.   It was magical.  The emotions I was left with after the film are hard to describe.  But I do know that I was impressed and can honestly say I understand why it won so many Oscars.  I get chills when I think about the opening of the film - of how intense and sad it was between her and her son (who, by the way, knew how to tug at our heartstrings).  

Have you seen this film?  What is your favorite role that Meryl has played?  Do you have any recommendations for other films like this to watch?

23 comments:

SAMANTHA April 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM  

oh, i always love getting new netflix ideas! meryl is one of my very favorites and i have never seen her in many older films! must watch now!

xo
sami

Johanna April 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

Bridges of Madison County. Nuff said.

Blace April 13, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

added to my netflix queue just now. thanks for the suggestion.

Peligro April 13, 2011 at 11:28 AM  

I think Megan scared the shit out of Meryl Streep once. Funny story.

Heather April 13, 2011 at 12:02 PM  

I looove this movie. And Meryl is so so pretty in it! This and "Out of Africa." She's just perfection.

la petite coquine April 13, 2011 at 2:12 PM  

I've never seen this, but I obviously must after reading this! Although I agree with Heather, I loved her in Out of Africa-magnificent!

Diana Mieczan April 13, 2011 at 2:19 PM  

I loved that movie as well. Those photos are incredible and she is such a natural beauty. Hugs and kisses, darling

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vintch April 13, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

ok. i know what i'm watching ASAP. meryl is such a gem! i really loved her in the movie "evening." her daughter, who is a SPITTING IMAGE of her, is also in the movie!

Krystal April 13, 2011 at 2:42 PM  

I haven't seen that but i kind of want to now!

rebecca April 13, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

never seen it. how gorgeous was she though? still is. one of my fav actors no doubt.

theolivetree April 13, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

I haven't seen it, but when I was in college I took a law/gov class and we talked about rails for the whole semester...lol...I should have watched this movie!

Gloria April 13, 2011 at 3:29 PM  

meryl is so lovely, i must check out this movie!

Amber Blue Bird April 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM  

i havent seen the film but meryl is such a great actress, I am sure she is amazing in it. Going to check this out later tonight

jillian :: cornflake dreams. April 13, 2011 at 4:20 PM  

i LOVE this movie, it's one of h's favorites actually. she did a spectacular job..as did dustin hoffman. and that little boy is so flipping cute. the scene with the ice cream always makes me smile. xoxo jcd

jillian :: cornflake dreams. April 13, 2011 at 4:21 PM  

i LOVE this movie, it's one of h's favorites actually. she did a spectacular job..as did dustin hoffman. and that little boy is so flipping cute. the scene with the ice cream always makes me smile. xoxo jcd

mandyface April 13, 2011 at 5:11 PM  

This is a great movie, she is seriously stunning- lookswise and actingwise.

Ashley April 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

I am a big fan of beautiful Meryl, but I haven't seen this! I need to, and it's is definitely on my list. :)

My favorites? The River Wild, Devil Wears Prada, Death Becomes Her, and Marvin's Room. :) Oh and of course, Out of Africa.

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} April 13, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

I've seen this film, and you articulated what she did so well. She was not likeable but she made hr character understandable.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} April 13, 2011 at 11:00 PM  

Meryl is so beautiful and SO talented. My favorite role for her so far was Julia Child in Julie & Julia. She MADE that movie.

Lady Grey April 14, 2011 at 6:39 AM  

Isn't Meryl just incredible?! She is unbelievably talented. I actually haven't seen Kramer vs Kramer, but I guess I'll have to now!
xo

stephanie j April 14, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

omg i just LOVE meryl...i pretty much love everything she's ever done but if i had to choose just one, i'd say her role as julia child in julie & julia...she was just AMAZING. i also am a sucker for "death becomes her" i have no idea why...but i love it :)

oh and thank you for the great comment on my teacher blog...we totally see eye to eye. to say i'm disgusted with our government would be a huge understatement!!

Ashleigh April 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM  

I guess I need to add this to my Netflix...
Those cheekbones - wow.

Tiffany from HOLIDAY April 27, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

ok...it's been a really long time since i've seen kramer vs kramer. so when i saw that picture you have, i wondered if the little boy was the same precious little boy, Huckleberry Fox, from Terms of Endearment. and so i went on a IMDB.com search. it's not the same actor. however, the one who did play the 7 year old son still acts today and has recently been on Castle & Brothers and Sisters.

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