Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) returns home late from work one day to be told by his wife, Joanna (Meryl Streep) that she is leaving him and their young son, Billy (Justin Henry).
Ted then struggles over many months trying desperately to find some balance between his career and his home life. Then Joanna returns and she wishes to take full custody of her son, even though she has been absent for eight months.
Magnificent study of the relationship between home and work life and the distasterous pressures that can be put on both. Both Joanna and Ted are victims of this. Winning five Academy Awards along the way this classic is just as moving now as then.
Things to look out for: making French Toast, meeting your lover’s young child for the first time, poignant courtroom scenes,
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander
Rating: sad yet compelling story, wonderfully played by all, highly recommended