Irreconcilable Differences
Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

In this human-scale drama/comedy, a pair of Beverly Hills parents, Albert (Ryan O'Neal) and Lucy (Shelley Long) first come together as a couple interested in writing (she) and teaching (he), but Albert's life takes an upscale turn… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 28, 1984
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2009
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Writer-director Charles Shyer and writer Nancy Meyers fill their movie with fresh dialogue and Hollywood-insider tidbits, and the roles couldn't be more aptly cast.

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Jason McKiernan

We like these people even as they sink further and further into a black hole, and we root for their sensible, level-headed, uncommonly mature daughter to set them straight.

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Kyle Smith

There is a marvelous balance in that we have an equal rooting interest in each of the main characters. It isn't a mere satire.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Buscando as lágrimas ou o riso do espectador de forma maniqueísta, o filme chega a se confundir, tentando fazer graça com o sofrimento de uma criança.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

I had much more sympathy for the child in the film and, sadly, she takes a back seat.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Megan S
Love this! I wish kids really did take their parents to court for neglect.
Aj V
This fantastic drama gives you a new look on divorced families. It has a great cast, and it's also a bit funny too. I love it, and I highly recommend it.
Candy Rose
Movie about a little girl who sued her parents for divorce. Drew is very sweet.