"The divorce subject isn't as shocking, but the film is still a thoughtful, well-acted drama that resists the urge to take sides or give easy answers. The characters aren't just talking to each other, they're revealing things about themselves and can sometimes be seen in the act of learning about their own motives. That's what makes Kramer vs. Kramer such a touching film: I get the feeling at times that personalities are changing and decisions are being made even as I watch them."
"kramer vs. kramer" - hoffman and streep in 1979, both won academy awards; the film also took best picture, director and adapted screenplay - "how do i look?" / "you look terrific" (watched at the villager 2012-01-02)
Just three years out of drama school when she auditioned for Kramer vs. Kramer, Meryl Streep never expected the Oscar the 1979 hit would earn her, nor the record 19 nominations and two more wins she has today.