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Married Life (2007)

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

Director:

Ira Sachs

Writers:

Ira Sachs (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Cooper ... Harry Allen
Annabel Kershaw Annabel Kershaw ... Miss Jones
Pierce Brosnan ... Richard Langley
Patricia Clarkson ... Pat Allen
Rachel McAdams ... Kay Nesbitt
Sheila Paterson Sheila Paterson ... Mrs. Walsh
David Richmond-Peck ... Tom
Erin Boyes ... Becky
Elijah St. Germain Elijah St. Germain ... Little Charlie
Terence Kelly ... Dr. Anderson
Timothy Webber ... Alvin Walters
Rebecca Codling Rebecca Codling ... Photo Store Clerk
David Wenham ... John O'Brien
Dolores Drake ... Cinema Cashier
Malcolm Boddington Malcolm Boddington ... Well-Tailored Man
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marriage See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,851, 9 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,506,998, 29 June 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,843,997, 30 November 2008
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Richard Langley sees the film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman in a movie theater in 1949, two years before movie's release. See more »

Quotes

Richard Langley: Whoever in this room who knows what goes on in the mind of the person who sleeps next to you... please, raise your hand... I know you can't, not honestly...
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Connections

References Road to Morocco (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Train Blues
Written by Jay McShann and Echo Robinson
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 Temprock14See 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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