As Theresa and David have a private dinner with Jean-Claude and Michel to discuss their parting of the ways, let’s look at how break-ups have been treated on film. RR has only done the upbeat sort of break-up, so if you can recommend one that fits that bill, please do so. But the sad kind of break-up is also under consideration here. I have my hanky at the ready.
I’m picking a film with a dark-edged dramatic break-up at its core (Judah Rosenthal’s termination of his affair with his mistress Dolores Paley) and a slow one drifting through it (Cliff Stern’s withering marriage to Wendy): Crimes and Misdemeanors, one of the great Woody Allen films.
What (upbeat) break-up films would you recommend?