Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

114 min.
Plot  The film begins with media attention surrounding Casey Brodsky's (Drew Barrymore) decision to divorce her parents and have her nanny, Maria Hernandez (Hortensia Colorado), appointed as Casey's legal guardian, which results in her parents, Albert (Ryan O'Neal) and Lucy (Shelley Long) Brodsky, both being brought out of their respective self-absorbed lives and made to testify in court about their personal lives. Much of the film is presented as flashbacks.

At a truck stop in Indiana on the night of January 20th, 1973, film professor Albert Brodsky is hitchhiking across the country, where he gets picked up by Lucy van Patten, a woman who has ambitions of writing books, particularly for children, but her fiancé "Bink," a gruff Navy man, represses her, and she is depressed about being relegated to the life of a military wife. Through getting to know Albert, Lucy loosens her inhibitions, breaks off her engagement to Bink, and marries Albert shortly afterwards.

The couple mo...



Ryan O'Neal
Albert Brodsky
Shelley Long
Lucy Van Patten Brodsky
Drew Barrymore
Casey Brodsky
Sam Wanamaker
David Kessler
Allen Garfield
Phil Hanner
Sharon Stone
Blake Chandler
David Graf


All Titles

Irreconcilable Differences
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




Similar Movies

Copyright 2014-2018. All Rights Reserved.