Ted Kramer (Hoffman) is told by his wife, Joanna (Streep) that she is leaving him, to find herself--leaving Ted to care for their six-year-old son. Ted gets to really know his son as few fathers do and for the first time in his life he feels like a fulfilled parent. But then Joanna returns and she wants her son back.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: 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.
Sensitive, truthful look at the breakup of a family.