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People Who Have Been Through Divorce: Are These Films Realistic Or Not?

Did the storylines feel fake, or were they totally relatable?

Divorce. It's a big part of modern life, so it's no surprise that it pops up as a movie plot from time to time. So tell us, do you think these divorce storylines are realistic or not?

  1. Marriage Story – the emotional telling of Nicole and Charlie's bitter divorce:

    Netflix
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  1. Night at the Museum – Divorced dad Larry tries to hold down a tricky night job so that he can stop disappointing his son:

    20th Century Fox
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  1. Mrs. Doubtfire – Daniel goes to some extreme lengths to see his kids after he loses custody:

    20th Century Fox
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  1. 17 Again – Decades after peaking in high school, Mark's teenage sweetheart files for divorce, and his life spirals out of control:

    Warner Bros. Pictures
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17 Again – Decades after peaking in high school, Mark's teenage sweetheart files for divorce, and his life spirals out of control:
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  1. He's Just Not That Into You – Janine and Ben's new marriage gets off to a rocky start after Ben reveals he felt coerced into getting married:

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He's Just Not That Into You – Janine and Ben's new marriage gets off to a rocky start after Ben reveals he felt coerced into getting married:
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  1. The Parent Trap – 11 years after their parent's divorce, Annie and Hallie discover that they're identical twins who were separated at birth as part of an unconventional custody agreement:

    Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
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The Parent Trap – 11 years after their parent's divorce, Annie and Hallie discover that they're identical twins who were separated at birth as part of an unconventional custody agreement:
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  1. Waiting to Exhale – Bernadine's life is thrown off the rails when the husband she sacrificed so much for tells her he's leaving her for a coworker:

    20th Century Fox
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Waiting to Exhale – Bernadine's life is thrown off the rails when the husband she sacrificed so much for tells her he's leaving her for a coworker:
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  1. The Baby-Sitters Club – Seven years after he abandoned her and her family, Kristy reunites with her dad, but keeps it a secret from her mum:

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The Baby-Sitters Club – Seven years after he abandoned her and her family, Kristy reunites with her dad, but keeps it a secret from her mum:
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  1. Just Go With It – Single man Danny asks his best friend Katherine to pose as the wife he's pretending to divorce, in an elborate plan to get a girl:

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Just Go With It – Single man Danny asks his best friend Katherine to pose as the wife he's pretending to divorce, in an elborate plan to get a girl:
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  1. Juno – Mark and Vanessa are hoping to adopt Juno's baby, but Mark seems to have some other priorities:

    Fox Searchlight Pictures
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  1. Carol – In 1950s New York, Carol meets Therese while going through a bitter divorce – her husband is threatening to expose her homosexuality and use it as a way to get full custody of their daughter:

    The Weinstein Company
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Carol – In 1950s New York, Carol meets Therese while going through a bitter divorce – her husband is threatening to expose her homosexuality and use it as a way to get full custody of their daughter:
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  1. What Happens In Vegas – After a wild night, strangers Jack and Joy are forced to stay married for six months when a judge rejects their petition to end their drunken mistake:

    20th Century Fox
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What Happens In Vegas – After a wild night, strangers Jack and Joy are forced to stay married for six months when a judge rejects their petition to end their drunken mistake:
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