Last night Daniel and I watched Kramer vs. Kramer, starring a young Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman. It won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1980, and both Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman won Oscars for their acting (Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor, respectively).
It was an incredibly sad story about a marriage dissolving due to a workaholic father and an unhappy mother playing the role of a housewife. After she leaves her family to go “find herself”, the small boy and his father are forced to learn to live with each other, but eventually bond and learn to support each other. I was pretty despondent while I watched, and cried after the movie ended. If you haven’t seen this movie, it’s definitely worth it. Divorce is an unfortunate thing, and this movie shows how messy custody battles can be. Overall, it was a fantastic movie, and Dustin Hoffman was just awesome, definitely earning that Oscar.