*The following may include memes with spoilers for the Netflix film Marriage Story
The Netflix Original movie, Marriage Story, has seen universal acclaim from critics and general audience alike.
That doesn't preclude the comedy-drama from the meme treatment online.
But that doesn't stop everyone else from talking about it online, including the weird scenes.
for ONE SEC join me on this journey of thinking scarlett johansson is being carried by a headless body https://t.co/tESeXsbpkU— Eliza Jiménez Cossio (@Eliza Jiménez Cossio)1576214292.0
Over on Twitter, we're talking about a headless person carrying a tiny Scarlet Johansson at some point in the movie. The optical illusion can be a little difficult to see for some, so let's break it down.
Imagine Johansson's head is attached to the child's body, her neck turned to the left to look back. Meanwhile, the adult body has no head of its own.
It's a little jarring, but once you see it, it's so hard to not see.
LOL I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE https://t.co/dLZd4k5i86— 𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐍 𝐕𝐈𝐂𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐀 (@𝐉𝐔𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐍 𝐕𝐈𝐂𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐀)1576250303.0
@elizacossio @PFTompkins I thought the same thing when I saw this part. I had to FORCE myself to stop thinking it as I was watching it.— Claire Rice (@Claire Rice)1576217266.0
I FREAKED OUT https://t.co/4pwIYJPybl— Rachel Green’s Maternity Toe Ring (@Rachel Green’s Maternity Toe Ring)1576249403.0
@elizacossio Yup, this illusion was amusing 😂— MissMolecular ⚛️ (@MissMolecular ⚛️)1576257247.0
Not everyone saw it though.
Admittedly, it's a little difficult to wrap your head around.
We do have someone who tried to outline it, in case you are among those who didn't see it.
@ThusSpokeStella @elizacossio https://t.co/QG1YlrAOWf— Brͥanͣdͫi (@Brͥanͣdͫi)1576258467.0
Despite that tweet, there are still people who couldn't see it.
It is a little unnatural, and there isn't anything in the movie that would scream "headless body" at you.
There is no shame if you didn't see it.
@SSubsides @elizacossio @PFTompkins Took me a while, but I then I saw it: try and view it as Scarlett’s head being… https://t.co/D5ZiFNCBdj— 𝐍𝐢𝐧𝐚 (@𝐍𝐢𝐧𝐚)1576258660.0
@elizacossio I was seeing what it actually was, Scarlett carrying a sleeping child Then after watching a few more t… https://t.co/DLyPZJjGPG— I eat Ritz crackers (@I eat Ritz crackers)1576269614.0
Marriage Story has continued Netflix's strategy of releasing award contenders near the end of the year.
Treating these prestige films much like their studio counterparts has yielded some great results, noted by Roma's awards last year.
Which is probably why we have to turn this drama into funny cultural jokes.
*knocks out guy behind him epicly* I have not seen #MarriageStory so not sure if the Jackie Chan plotline is a big… https://t.co/2fbxLZXOuk— phokey (@phokey)1576349128.0
“Nobody divorces Johnny Marriage! You can’t divorce me, I’m divorcing YOU!” - Johnny Marriage, ‘Marriage Story’ (2019)— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets”)1576399421.0
Going to tell my kids this is Marriage Story. https://t.co/qVlUczJJWe— Lee Travis (@Lee Travis)1576384605.0
The argument scene in the movie is the most widely known part of the movie, but I'm being told there is more to the film. Critics are praising Scarlet Johansson and Adam Driver for their roles, and the film is making the award circuit, winning some prestige awards.
It's available on Netflix.