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Divorce lawyer Danny De Vito warns his prospective client that the story he's about to tell isn't a pretty one, but the client listens with eager intensity -- as do the folks out there in the movie in the audience. The War of the Roses can best be described as a slapstick tragedy concerning the decline and literal fall of a marriage. After 17 years, OliverSee more details below

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Divorce lawyer Danny De Vito warns his prospective client that the story he's about to tell isn't a pretty one, but the client listens with eager intensity -- as do the folks out there in the movie in the audience. The War of the Roses can best be described as a slapstick tragedy concerning the decline and literal fall of a marriage. After 17 years, Oliver (Michael Douglas) and Barbara (Kathleen Turner) Rose want a divorce. Not for this couple is there anything resembling a "civilized understanding": Barbara wants their opulent house, and Oliver isn't about to part with the domicile. Barbara nails the basement door shut while Oliver is downstairs, Oliver disrupts Barbara's fancy party by taking aim at the catered dinner, Barbara lays waste to Oliver's sports car....and so it goes, culminating in a disastrous showdown around, about and under the living room's fancy chandelier. DeVito and screenwriter Michael Leeson never let us forget that the couple's self-indulgent imbroglio exacts an awful price upon their children (Sean Astin and Heather Fairfield). The War of the Roses was adapted from the novel by Warren Adler.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
"Greed is good," declares Gordon Gekko, the acquisitive, unscrupulous arbitrageur of Oliver Stone's hyperbolic, Reagan-era morality play. As portrayed by Michael Douglas -- who won a well-deserved Oscar for his marvelously unsubtle histrionics -- Gekko is an unabashedly manipulative player whose wealth and stature prove irresistibly alluring to eager young broker Bud Fox (Charlie Sheen). He willingly surrenders his conscience and values -- and, by implication, his soul -- to become the tycoon's protégé. Stone's other characters don't elicit much sympathy, either: trophy girlfriends Daryl Hannah and Sean Young, would-be players James Spader and John C. McGinley, outwitted businessman Terence Stamp -- none of them seem like particularly nice people. The film's one shining beacon of morality is Martin Sheen, almost beatific as Bud's straight-arrow, working-class father. Stone takes a dim view of the Street and its blithely amoral denizens, and reveals once again the anti-establishment mindset that characterizes many of his films. However one feels about the ideology that informs it, Wall Street can still be enjoyed as an overripe and vastly entertaining melodrama, the perfect showcase for Douglas's bravura performance.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
UPC:
0024543266679
Source:
Fox Searchlight
Region Code:
1
Time:
5:55:00

Special Features

Closed Caption

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wall Street
1. Main Titles [4:03]
2. Let's Go to Work [5:00]
3. A Father's Son [4:20]
4. Gekko's Birthday [:46]
5. Bagging the Eggplant [6:59]
6. One of Gordon's Friends [5:08]
7. Gekko's New Mole [3:59]
8. Anacott Steel [3:07]
9. School's Out [5:54]
10. The High Life [4:51]
11. Just Like Old Times [8:31]
12. Greed Is Good [6:59]
13. The Blue Star Buyout [:03]
14. The Garage Sale [12:07]
15. Without Gordon's Money... [2:47]
16. To Save Blue Star... [4:27]
17. Into the Abyss [11:14]
18. The Right Thing [2:28]
19. The Price [6:02]
20. End Titles [6:24]
Disc #2 -- The War of the Roses
1. Main Titles [2:15]
2. A Divorce Story [4:16]
3. A Dinner Party [6:13]
4. House Hunting [1:10]
5. Different Interests [5:10]
6. Oliver's Attack [1:32]
7. Barbara's Decision [3:35]
8. Settlement Talks [1:43]
9. The Civil Code [6:28]
10. A Fire [2:17]
11. A Solution [4:34]
12. An Accident [5:18]
13. Payback [1:02]
14. Showdown [4:57]
15. The Ultimate Injury [1:22]
16. Flying High [3:27]
17. The Moral [2:55]
18. End Titles [2:23]
Disc #3 -- Don't Say a Word
1. The Robbery (Main Titles) [1:04]
2. Psychiatrist [7:00]
3. Elisabeth [:04]
4. Uninvited Guests [2:03]
5. The Conrads [1:01]
6. The Floater [3:14]
7. Where's Jessie? [3:47]
8. We Have Your Daughter [:32]
9. By Two Hands [1:12]
10. Emergency [:06]
11. No Percentage [3:21]
12. Counterfeit Schizophrenic [3:22]
13. A Talk With Elisabeth [1:06]
14. The Visitor [1:49]
15. The Croft Connection [:10]
16. Go Back... [4:25]
17. Beneath the Surface [1:04]
18. Part of the Deal [1:36]
19. Daddy's Smart Little Girl [2:53]
20. Security Breach [2:06]
21. Aggie's Battle [:03]
22. The Way It Happened [1:53]
23. New Rules [:04]
24. To Hart Island [:15]
25. Face-to-Face [2:48]
26. The Number [:01]
27. Grave Error [2:47]
28. Cognitive Distortion [:32]
29. A Father's Fight [3:04]
30. Conrad's Justice [2:28]
31. Going Home [:28]
32. End Titles [2:29]

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