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A breakthrough film for representation of family break-up,
This review is from: Kramer vs. Kramer [DVD]  (DVD)
This is a claustrophobic examination of events surrounding the break-up of a family through divorce, and is possibly the first film to accurately and adequately describe the role or position of a child in the divorce. The acting of all three lead actors is a tour de force, and it is clear why Justin Henry became the youngest person ever to be nominated (at the time) for an Oscar. He was eight years old.
I saw this film at the time when my parents were getting divorced. I was about six years old, and it showed me I wasn't alone.