Kramer vs. Kramer PG

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 28, 2001
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: FINDING THE TRUTH: THE MAKING OF KRAMER VS. KRAMER
    • Trailers: Theatrical
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Selection
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Filmographies
    • Production Notes

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1979 - Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Academy Awards 1979 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Robert Benton
Academy Awards 1979 - Best Director: Robert Benton
Academy Awards 1979 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1979 - Best Supporting Actress: Meryl Streep

Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 43,330
Rating: 4/5 -- What could so easily have become something false and tacky is handled with truth and restraint. Full Review
Radio Times
Jan 17, 2014
What Benton achieved with his screenplay he intensified with his direction. Each performance is a minor miracle of perfection - not only Hoffman's and Streep's, which dominate the picture, but each of the supporting roles as well. Full Review
Hollywood Reporter
Dec 19, 2016
A triumph of partisan pathos, a celebration of father-son bonding that astutely succeeds were tearjerkers like "The Champ" so mawkishly failed. Full Review
Washington Post
May 6, 2017
Included in the New York Times's 10 BEST FILMS OF 1979
New York Times
Dec 30, 1979
The actors are excellent, the plot feels current, Vivaldi underscores solitude with his music, and the cinematography is right. However, the movie's passion doesn't always move us. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 12, 2019
...Fine, witty, moving, most intelligent....Hoffman is splendid...
New York Times
Dec 19, 1979
There is so seldom even one great performance in a movie that three is too much to expect. For that reason alone, this story of a couple battling for custody of their young son is a remarkable achievement.
People Magazine
Jan 17, 2014

Product Description:

Robert Benton's moving and well-observed adaptation of Avery Corman's novel about the aftermath of divorce stars Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep as the separating couple, Ted and Joanna Kramer. When dutiful wife and mother Joanna decides to leave Ted, an advertising executive, she also leaves him with the responsibility of caring for their young son, Billy (Justin Henry). The situation proves to be especially difficult since the workaholic father has never really taken care of the boy and, in truth, barely knows him. Things are rough at first, but as the two become accustomed to life without Joanna and Ted's caretaking skills improve, father and son finally develop a relationship. As Ted devotes more time to his son and less to his work, however, the latter suffers, and Ted's subsequent firing coincides with the return of Joanna, who wants her son back.

Despite the titular framing of a custody trial, KRAMER VS. KRAMER steps lightly around the complex issue, essentially concerning itself with the father's discovery of the joys and travails of being a parent. Hoffman and Streep turn in exceptional Academy Award-winning performances, and Benton crafts a memorable exploration of parenthood by wisely focusing on the tiny dramas of everyday life--such as the classic, heartbreaking scene in which Ted, on his first morning as a single father, tries (and miserably fails) to make french toast for his son--to capture the essence of a precious relationship.

Plot Synopsis:

A selfish New York advertising executive is left to take care of his young son when his wife leaves him in this poignant adaptation of Avery Corman's novel.

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Production Notes:

  • The Columbia TriStar special edition video #80743 is part of a limited edition Academy Awards sell through package that comes with a free copy of "Oscar's Greatest Moments," a classic collection of some of the most memorable moments from Oscar telecasts.

  • JoBeth Williams and Justin Henry made their screen debuts with "Kramer vs. Kramer."
  • A Stanley Jaffe production.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 27,007
  • UPC: 043396048584
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