Happily Ever After — Even in Hollywood

Adam Driver in Marriage Story (Netflix)
The real ‘Marriage Story’ is a lot brighter than Hollywood is letting on.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M arriage Story, the latest critically acclaimed Hollywood offering on family life, garnered six Oscar nominations this week, one sign of its popularity in the industry. But as good as it is to watch in purely dramatic terms, the movie ends up painting a bleak, dispiriting, and unrepresentative portrait of marriage today, not only in the nation at large but even in Hollywood. The movie tells the story of a marriage between a New York director, the Adam Driver character, and a Los Angeles actress, the Scarlett Johansson character, unraveling over work–family tensions — Should we live in New York or


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