The first true contender for next year's Oscars has made itself known.
Both are being touted for Best Actor and Actress nominations, with praise also being heaped upon Laura Dern and Ray Liotta for their supporting roles as the couple's divorce lawyers.
Variety called the film "the work of a major film artist", adding that the "funny, scalding, and stirring" film is "built around two bravura performances of incredible sharpness and humanity".
Interestingly, another film expected to earn Oscar nominations is Little Women, the adaptation that's been directed by Greta Gerwig – Baumbach's wife.
The two going head-to-head could add a stroke of excitement to the ceremony.
Netflix is expected to give the film a similar release to that of Roma, which was an Oscars frontrunner at this year's ceremony right up until it got beaten by Green Book.
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