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Married Life (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 28 March 2008 (USA)
A 1940s-set drama where an adulterous man plots his wife's death instead of putting her through the humiliation of a divorce.

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Mrs. Walsh
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Little Charlie
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Dr. Anderson
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Well-Tailored Man
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The late 1940s. Richard Langley, a bachelor playboy, narrates a story that starts when his best friend, Harry Allen, invites him to lunch to tell Richard he's in love. Trouble is, Harry's already married to Pat; he worries Pat would be hurt too deeply by a divorce. Then, Harry's new love, Kay, joins them. Richard is smitten, so when he finds out that Pat may be in love with someone else but won't tell Harry because she fears he would be too hurt, Richard can't decide if he should let all the cats out of the bag. He'd unite pairs of lovers, but he'd lose Kay. Meanwhile, Harry decides that a swift end to Pat's life would be more kind than divorcing her. He buys poison. Murder will out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,851 (USA) (7 March 2008)

Gross:

$1,506,998 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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Richard Langley sees the film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in a movie theater in 1949, two years before movie's release. See more »

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Richard Langley: I'm not at all certain that one can build happiness upon the unhappiness of someone else
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Features Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Thinking About My Baby
Written by Jay McShann
Performed by Jay McShann
Courtesy of Tuff City Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Wish It Had Been Much Longer
23 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great cast, a very good recreation of "the times" (1940s) in almost every way (hey, I was "there").

Costumes/cars authentic and I loved watching all of the "smoking" (e.g. in nice restaurants, etc.) scenes.Though I'm a non-smoker and HATED those who puffed while I dined, for some reason those scenes made me a bit nostalgic (probably because I did not have to actually breathe-in that poison).

When the movie ended I wanted more however (and it is tantalizing/frustrating to read in another Thread that there is a much longer version of this film that was deemed not the right fit for current theatrical release).

Enjoyable and fun film. Cooper/Clarkson perfect (as always) and I feel Pierce is very underrated as someone who is way more than a "pretty face".


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