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didnt get when karen got married and what happened there??


i liked the movie and of course the music but one part nagged me. when karen meets her future husband then gets married there are one or two scenes with him and next thing there is a scene at a pool table with the three of them (richard and the parents) telling her to get a divorce???? anyone know the full story??

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As far as the movie was concerned, it wasn't necessary to tell the audience what happened. It either wasn't important enough, wasn't significant enough or they just didn't have enough time for this part of her life.
What was clear in the movie was that she had made a mistake as she couldn't commit to the marriage as well as manage her career.

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The movie glossed over it perhaps for legal reasons, but in real life (according to "Little Girl Blue: the Life of Karen Carpenter"), her husband was a gold-digger and a jerk.

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There was a documentary recently that said at the end that for legal reasons he was not allowed to appear.

~~~~ ClarkF1

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