Married Life

Married Life

DVD - 2008
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In a late 1940's suburban world, middle-class wives, like Pat, build their lives around their husbands. Pat and Harry seem happy, but Harry confesses to his pal, Richard, that the spark is gone. He plans to leave Pat for vibrant young war widow Kay. Once Richard, a notorious ladies man, gets a look at the platinum blonde, he secretly sets out to win her affections and Harry continues to plot to take Pat out of the picture.

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tenet
Jul 31, 2015

Rated 2/10.

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Sanrin
Aug 06, 2011

Well acted, particularly by Chris Cooper as a middle-aged man who believes he must poison his wife (Patricia Clarkson) to spare her the pain of divorce so that he can marry his young mistress. Unfortunately, it's not clear what is so compelling about the mistress that both Cooper and his single, lad-about-town friend (Pierce Brosnan) both fall in love with her, other than being young and pretty, nor why she would suddenly fall in love with Brosnan. In other words, the characters seem driven more by plot devices than by emotions or character.

Three alternative endings on the DVD, plus commentaries.

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GT
Oct 15, 2010

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CalicoJack
Oct 14, 2010

The unpleasant, improbable plot & characters are duds, all right. But the late-1940s period costumes & interiors are to die for. So suggest you try watching with the volume turned off.

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Michael
Oct 12, 2010

You'd think with 4 top-notch stars like this - there'd be some real fire-crackers exploding, in both the substance and style of this film! Instead... all we get is one big DUD going off, after another... What a waste of talent!

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