"In the age of free love, everything has a price."
A tear-jerky. Pseudo-feminist melodrama about “ordinary people’ (i.e. bored rich socialites in Liberty City) having cowardly affairs, doing coke in disco boots, getting divorced and fighting for custody of their over-privileged, one-dimensional children in the 1970s. "An American Divorce" won lots of awards because it captured the Zeitgeist of a decade that completely threw in the towel on moral responsibility and musical taste. After an hour and a half of watching upper-middleclass white people with enormous afros weep in Algonquin cafes and spurting mawkish dialogue like "But my kids are my life!" and "It’s time I did something for myself!", the inevitable happy ending can't come fast enough. We won’t ruin it for you, but everyone dies, thank God.
- Jack Moore
- Sally Sherman
Both have a star on the Vinewood Walk of Fame.
The film is a parody of the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep and won five Academy Awards.
Comments on Classicvinewood.com
- flirtythirty17 - "This actually seemed longer and more boring than my own divorce." - 2/10 stars
- wymanhater - "How the hell did this win best screenplay?" - 4/10 stars
- catshagger - "Nobody does over-sentimentality like Solomon Richards." - 7/10 stars
- givegoodfoot - "I've seen Mexican telenovelas less sappy than this." - 2/10 stars
- happyspin9 - "The best divorce movie of all time. And I've seen them all." - 9/10 stars
- noonoo67 - "This was the movie that made divorce cool. Look what happened in the 80s and 90s. Everyone started doing it." - 8/10 stars
- lopoffthetip - "What an amazing twist at the end! They share custody of the kids and return to their lives!" - 6/10 stars
- In the mission Legal Trouble, Solomon Richards uses a phrase of the movie when he calls Michael after the end of the mission. The phrase is: "I love you once Tony, but there's nothing between us. Now that I know you prefer dictation."
- This is the favorite movie of the tour guide of the Vinewood Star Tours, she says that this movie helped her while she was bankrupting her first husband.
- The dollar on the film's poster still has the actual "L" Mint Mark designation with the text (in slightly low resolution) "Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco". This is a similar situation to Vice City and Miami, whereby San Fierro and San Francisco may co-exist in-universe.