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Leave of Absence (1994)

When a married man's mistress falls seriously ill, he must make the toughest choice of his life.

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When a married man's mistress falls seriously ill, he must make the toughest choice of his life.

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Zero sympathy for immoral characters
8 March 1999 | by (WA) – See all my reviews

I really can't stand how TV-movies continue to generate these virtually terrible, immoral characters and expect people to like them. This makes no sense to me. These people would not be receiving any sort of a reward for their behavior in reality, so please don't subject audiences to stories about them!

The character of disgust is played by Brian Dennehey, of all people. He is a middle-aged man with a wife (Blythe Danner) and a daughter in her late teens (Noelle Parker) and his life seems fairly happy right now, as he lives each day with the family and even gets to go to work with his daughter, who works with him at a museum (?). Unfortunately, she is not the only woman working for him. There is another woman, an architect called Nell. Nell likes Brian, Brian likes Nell, and they began a torid, but secret affair...until Nell is stricken with cancer. Now Dennehey can no longer keep his affair a secret. Not only does he tell his wife and daughter about his loving Nell, he drops another bomb shell by announcing that he wants to LIVE WITH HER until she dies...and then he plans to return home as though nothing has happened!

Dennehey's character is faced with much resistance from Danner and Parker, of course, but he nevertheless goes and starts to live with Nell, who is getting worse. In fact, Nell's health becomes so poor in such a short time that one can almost feel sorry for her, and even feel glad for Dennehey...if he had not done what he did to his family. However, judging fron how much time Dennehey and Nell receive, I think the audience is supposed to ACCEPT what Dennehey has done, and hope that his family will let him back when Nell returns. I don't think so!

I get tired of the immoral plots of much TV-movies, and this is no exception. What's even worse is that MOST immoral characters in TVM's are seen as villains, and this one goes and makes their guy a hero? Who ARE the writers of this movie?


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