Someone’s bound to make a movie about Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren one of these days. Until then, here’s a handful of great DVDs about splitsville.
1. Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979, PG) Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep picked up their first Oscars for their roles in this heartbreaking story about a Manhattan couple fighting over their young son, Billy (Best Supporting Actor nominee Justin Henry, who was all of 8 years old when he got the nod).
2. The Philadelphia Story
(1940, Not Rated) Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are divorced millionaires still in love with each other, even if they don’t know it, in this sharply scribed George Cukor classic.
3. The War of the Roses
(1989, R) Divorce as hand-to-hand combat, with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner literally battling to the death over their beloved Staffordshire ornaments.
4. An Unmarried Man
(1978, R) Paul Mazursky’s groundbreaking feminist idyll, in which Jill Clayburgh plays a wife who finds herself after she learns her husband (Michael Murphy) has been cheating.
5. The Odd Couple
(1968, G) The male side of splitting up: Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon star as two divorced men living together and driving each other crazy.