1980: César Awards: Nominated Best Foreign Film 1979: 5 Academy Awards: Movie, Director, Actor (Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Streep), Adapted Screenplay 1979: 4 Golden Globes, including Best Movie - Drama. 7 nominations 1979: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Film, Best Actor. 5 Nominations 1979: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film and Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
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.
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