Marriage Story

Marriage is hard and you wouldn’t understand it until you’re in it. Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story gives a taste of it through its excellent storytelling and exceptional performance. The chemistry between Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson brings out the complexity of their deteriorating relationship, which leads to an ugly, expensive divorce. While the emotional charges take up most the frames, the hidden issue that could not save the marriage is sex. In the film, Charlie and Nicole hadn’t have sex for a year. As a result, Charlie cheated on Nicole with another woman at work. Nicole also wanted someone else while they have not finalized their divorce. I am not dismissing all the complexities of a marriage, which seemed theatrical at times in the film, but the relationship won’t work without the physical connection. So if you want to save your marriage, have lots of sex.