Qty:1
Marie and Bruce has been added to your Cart
Used: Good | Details
Sold by BUBS2011
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: DVD shows signs of wear and tear to be expected with a used dvd and/or has some light surface scratches. Includes the original artwork. Eligible for Amazon's FREE Super Saver/Prime Shipping. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$5.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Goo Green
Add to Cart
$5.99
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Sunday River
Add to Cart
$17.62
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Marie and Bruce
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Marie and Bruce


List Price: $24.95
Price: $5.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $18.96 (76%)
Only 5 left in stock.
Sold by Zugar and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
24 new from $0.01 29 used from $0.01
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$5.99
$0.01 $0.01
$5.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 5 left in stock. Sold by Zugar and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Marie and Bruce + The Designated Mourner
Price for both: $15.97

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Four-time Oscar nominee Julianne Moore (Children of Men) and two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (The Producers) star in this serio-comic trip through a day in the lives of a dysfunctional married couple. Adapted by Wallace Shawn (My Dinner With Andre) from his own play, Marie and Bruce begins with the couple's venomous breakfast conversation and ends with an intimate dinner where Marie finally reveals her secret desires to her husband. Brilliantly sarcastic, often funny, yet deeply moving, Marie and Bruce is an acting tour de force that finely captures Shawn's legendary "perverse wit" (Kurt Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter).

Amazon.com

First comes love, then comes marriage--then comes the roller-coaster ride of a lifetime. The wickedly dark yet moving Marie and Bruce, written by arch-wit Wallace Shawn, is an unflinching look at a marriage, warts and all. (Or perhaps it is all warts.) Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick, playing the title couple, are in peak--often surprising--form, giving nuanced performances to Shawn's often stagey-sounding dialogue (the film is based on his play). In the same vein as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scenes from a Marriage, and War of the Roses, the film wades into harrowing emotional territory--and stays there, unwavering. Marie, unsatisfied in her marriage, throws words like "dear," "darling," and "sweetheart" at the slightly hapless Bruce as though they were poison-tipped darts. But Bruce has a secret life of his own, far from the reach of the acid-tongued Marie. It's the screenplay's strength that each scene and revelation involving this couple are a surprise. The situation is not all bleak. There's love between these two. And Marie has, under her barely contained rage, a tremendous vulnerability, portrayed perfectly by Moore as traces of anxiety flicker across her face at a cocktail party where she's suddenly uncomfortable--and sympathetic. The deeply affecting performances of Moore and Broderick will stay with the viewer long after Marie and Bruce have taken their journey into the dark side of love. --A.T. Hurley

Stills from Marie and Bruce (Click for larger image)

Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Griffin Dunne, Julie Hagerty, Bob Balaban
  • Directors: Tom Cairns
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Miriam Collection
  • DVD Release Date: March 10, 2009
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001MEJYA0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,591 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

This movie is just awful.
Dee from Gary, Indiana
I cannot find the words to describe the variety of self loathing narratives and forced conversations.
Steve Kuehl
And Mathew Broderick...in a serious role?
Arthur Frame

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dee from Gary, Indiana on July 25, 2009
Format: DVD
The opening scenes are Juliane Moore doing more cussing than I've heard in the past 5 years. This movie is just awful. It makes no sense at all. The wife follows a dog into this ethereal forest. She lies down on the ground and that's where I got up, opened my DVD, removed it and tossed it in the garbage. What a disappointment and I cannot believe great actors such as Moore and Broderick would stoop so low as to make such a horrible horrible movie. Did't even deserve one star.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Man VINE VOICE on March 19, 2009
Format: DVD
"Marie and Bruce," based on a play by Wallace Shawn, focuses on one day in the life of a dysfunctional Manhattan couple (Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick). The film opens with Marie's pronouncement that their long-deteriorating marriage is over and she is leaving. During the next 24 hours, each vents, recalls happier times, and expresses hopes for the future. Despite a few attempts to open up the action the movie can't shake its stage origins. It is very talky, and because you have two unhappy people unloading their frustrations and gripes, things become pretty grating. Both Moore and Broderick are good, but it's hard to warm to their characters. Though "Marie and Bruce" is only 90 minutes long, it seems endless. Language is often profane and there is some nudity, which explains the R rating. There are no bonus extras in this bare-bones edition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on March 13, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This took five years for Genius to get around onto DVD, but I suppose they are trying to span some of their little-known sets like this over time. Am still trying to find a category for this, but mostly it fits into the day in the life of a dysfunctional marriage in Manhattan film.

Julianne Moore is why I watch any movie, and in the end, was the only reason I suffered through to see the credits role. Imagine a mix of What Dreams May Come, meets Blindness, meets Broderick running from the Out on a Limb set (filmed locally here and I swear he is wearing the same clothes and glasses) meets a mid-life crisis. The film is narrated by our married couple both to the camera and in their heads, sometimes blurring what is real and what becomes a dream through the coarse of one day in the city.

The dialogue becomes so tedious and frustrating by anyone who opens their mouth that you wish it would have stayed on the stage, as I believe this was the original location of this pedantic story. I cannot find the words to describe the variety of self loathing narratives and forced conversations. To summarize briefly, nothing jumped out at me to hold an interest and I give it another star just on JM's ability to hold a film together with her expressions and genuine look of disgust in what she is doing.

No extras to speak of from Genius once again.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By nestor bloodvessel on June 11, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I like the style of this movie. It's very sexy and weird. Julianne Moore wears great clothes in it too.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Marie and Bruce
This item: Marie and Bruce
Price: $24.95 $17.62
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?