Don Champagne seems to have it all: a successful business, a perfect house, perfect kids and a perfect wife. Unfortunately, when his wife, Mona (Katherine Heigl), learns of Don's affair with a pretty new salesgirl (Jordana Brewster), this suburban slice of heaven spirals out of control. Don soon realizes that Mona will stop at nothing, including murder, to maintain their storybook life where "perception is everything". Written by
When Mona tells Don to hit Dusty with a hammer, the orientation of the hammer head is not consistent in all shots. Don starts with the hammer head facing the SUV but in a couple of scene changes, it is reversed. See more »
You're gonna need to pick up some more trash bags from Costco tomorrow. I'd write it down for you, but
I'm just covered in that girl; it's just distasteful.
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There is a further plot development in the soundtrack of the Ending Credits. See more »
More Than The Moon And The Stars
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It's not a comedy per se because it has jokes or funny situations. It's comed-ish because of the very efficient performances of the 2 leads, Heigl and Wilson. That's what makes this movie tick in my opinion. The performances are exaggerated but they never become ridiculous. Even some weird and cartoon-ish grimaces delivered form Wilson.
The music helps the movie a lot. It gives the proper tone especially when the movie take its dark turn.
The direction is OK I guess but nothing to write home about it.
The plot soon becomes evident, but there are some twists even after the final credits start to roll.
Jim (not James!) Belushi is here too. Gives a professional performance in a rather small part.
Overall: A low budget violent dark comedy that will keep you entertain because of the performances and the chemistry of the 2 leads. Good but nothing spectacular.
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