Married Life

Do you know what really goes on in the mind of the person with whom you sleep?


Married Life
Set just before the 1950s, this wry film is about a seemingly happily-married couple. In reality, the love has long died, and the husband has found a new pretty young thing that he wants to marry. However, he still has compassion for his wife and does not wish to cause her the pain of divorce, so instead he decides to slowly poison her. Unfortunately for him, his good-looking bachelor best friend is also immediately smitten with the new girlfriend, and sees her as the solution to his single life...

90 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13.
Crime, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel McAdams, David Richmond-Peck
Director
Ira Sachs
ScreenplayIra Sachs, Oren Moverman, from the book by John Bingham
MusicDickon Hinchliffe
CinematographyPeter Deming
EditingAffonso Gonçalves
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2007
Produced bySidney Kimmel Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Firm Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent, some blasphemy
NudityNone
SexOne brief implied scene and some sexual innuendo
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Sonette Lombaard
15
Cape Times
Tasha Robinson
5
The Citizen
Natalie Bosman
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconBut is the movie about marriage, or sex, or murder, or the murder plot, or what? I'm not sure. It deals all those cards, and fate shuffles them. You may not like it if you insist on counting the deck after the game and coming up with 52. But if you get 51 and are amused by how the missing card was made to vanish, this may be a movie to your liking.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconIntriguing, well-played but somewhat stilted in its attempt to evoke both Douglas Sirk’s sumptuous melodramas and Alfred Hitchcock’s more light-hearted thrillers, the result has the same air of retro-fetishism as Todd Haynes’ Far From Heaven and Peyton Reed’s Down With Love.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconMarried Life has enough plot twists and moments of high tension to keep the viewer engaged, but the main points of interest are the characters.
15
Metacritic.com
28 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
84 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWitty but uneven.
11

What the People say

Internet
534 Netizens quote iconNot what it seems...
15

Average .. 60%

12

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