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?