As nuanced as a short story written by one of the masters; every moment adds, every detail counts. If Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage could have been a novel written by Philip Roth, Alan Parker’s Shoot the Moon might have been a short story penned by Alice Munro.

Albert Finney and Diane Keaton (in full control of their powers, as Parker notes in the insightful commentary track/conversation he shares with screenwriter Bo Goldman) make every scene work, and Peter Weller and Karen Allen, as the less than ideal second acts in the characters’ lives, are superb.

Grade: A

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