Married Life (2007)38K
Married Life (2007). Married Life: Directed by Ira Sachs. With Chris Cooper, Annabel Kershaw, Pierce Brosnan, Patricia Clarkson. A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.
“Before I saw this film, I knew two things about it: The 4 lead actors, and it took place in the early 50u0026#39;s. After seeing Patricia Clarkson in u0026quot;Far From Heaven,u0026quot; I was anxious to see her play in this period again.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this film. At first I didnu0026#39;t know what to make of it, or where it was going. It is a dark comedy. The twists and turns of the film are completely unexpected. It kept me on my toes, and the 4 lead performances were great.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWithout going into the synopsis too much (you can find that anywhere) if I had to compare this film to another….. Iu0026#39;d say itu0026#39;s kind of a darker, funnier u0026quot;Closeru0026quot;, but set in the early 50u0026#39;s.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWhat I found interesting about the film is that it was incredibly complex, well-written characters, in very complex situations, set in a very simple time.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eLetu0026#39;s talk about Patricia Clarkson for a minute. This is an actress who shouldu0026#39;ve been nominated for several Supporting Actress Oscars by now. (The Green Mile, All The Real Girls, Far From Heaven, Lars and the Real Girl.. to name a few). I hope she finally gets some recognition as the Leading Actress in this film.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eRachel McAdams: This proves her acting abilities. She is incredible in this film. She is so beautiful, subtle, and so commanding. Definitely her most mature role to date.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOf course, I expect nothing less from Oscar-winner Chris Cooper. This proves to me though that he can carry a film, and not just be a strong supporting character.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBrosnan is great too in the least u0026quot;meatyu0026quot; Iu0026#39;d say of the 4 leading roles. He is very suave, but also provides some unexpected comic relief.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eGreat film! Go and see this.”