R | | Comedy, Romance
A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.
Of the three movies that Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito have made altogether as actors in the same film, this picture is the only one which was not part of the Jack Colton-Joan Wilder series represented by the two film franchise of Romancing the Stone (1984) and The Jewel of the Nile (1985). Moreover, of the three films, The War of the Roses (1989) is the only one that DeVito directed. All three pictures were however all made and produced by the 20th Century Fox film studio.
You have some valid reasons for wanting a divorce.
Gavin: Excuse me. My sinuses are very sensitive to irritants.
Gavin: In the past five months, I think I've breathed freely with both sides working maybe a week total.
Gavin: I gotta cut this out. It's gonna kill me.
Gavin: I ...
When Benny (the dog) greets Oliver as he is coming out of the sauna, we hear Benny barking, however we see him licking Oliver.
$9,488,794 (USA) (10 December 1989)
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