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Never, ever getting back together

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Our favorite divorce movies tackle a tough subject with styleBy Mary PolsSpecial to MSN MoviesIn "The Big Wedding," opening April 26, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro play a divorced couple forced to pretend to still be together for a family wedding. That's the funny side of splitting up; next month's "What Maisie Knew" puts a new (but serious) spin on Henry James' novella about a brutal custody battle between divorcing parents, with Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan playing parents splitting up (although unlike the characters in James' original tale, these characters aren't actually married). In their honor, MSN ranks divorce movies -- a "never, ever getting back together" genre that should be a downer but can sometimes be wickedly funny and even kind of romantic. We limited the list to only American movies -- where the genre had its heyday in the late '70s and early '80s. (Why isn't "The Way We Were" on here? Because only its style holds up; those two never should have gotten married in the first place.) We had so many contenders we extended the list to everyone's favorite unlucky number: 13.Bing: More about 'The Big Wedding' | More about 'What Maisie Knew'For more movie news, follow MSN Movies on Facebook and Twitter. "The Big Wedding" is out in theaters April 26.(Lionsgate Films)
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