Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

16 03 2009

Release Video Treasures
Year 1989
Nostalgia 90%
When To Watch Autumn, Saturday, 10 PM
Coming Attractions None

Irreconcilable Differences was a movie I watched every time it was on the cable television. It was and still is one of my favorite movies. So I was overcome with glee when I found a battered copy in the basement of a flea market.

The movie is about a nine year old Casey (Drew Barrymore) who is in the process of divorcing her parents (Ryan O’Neal, Shelley Long). The movie begins with Casey discussing this with her attorney and the events leading up to this point are told in flashbacks as each family member testifies in court.

Although the movie seems to run slow during the courtship of Casey’s parents, things pick up and movie along rather quickly. Especially when Sharon Stone and her breasts enter the picture. Although mostly a drama, there are some funny moments. The kind that you don’t laugh at. Through the majority of the movie you can’t help but want to bitch slap Casey’s parents for the way they treat her. By the end of the movie we are lead to believe that they have seen the errors of their ways and everything will be OK. A hint at a reconciliation leaves the viewer satisfied. It may also leave some viewers hungry for a cheeseburger.

Perfect late night viewing for the weekend or if you need a movie to fall asleep to. Definiately a movie you must own, especially if you’re a Drew Barrymore fan. Sorry, I don’t agree with anyone who hates this movie.