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A Good Marriage (2014)

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After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Darcy Anderson
... Bob Anderson
... Holt Ramsey
... Betty Pike
... Petra Anderson
... Bill Gaines
... Donnie Anderson
... Vince Dorne
... TV Anchor
... News Reporter
... Minister
Sean Dugan ... Cleric
... Bartender
... Stacey Moore
... Waitress


After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?

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Two can keep a secret, if one of them is dead.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence/disturbing images, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's a Good Marriage  »

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Did You Know?


Even though his character is supposed to be far older than hers, Stephen Lang is only 4 years older than Joan Allen. See more »


During the opening scene at the 25th wedding anniversary party, a sinister-looking character (who turns out to be an investigator looking into a series of gruesome murders) sits at the bar looking at a newspaper with the headline: "Expect Beadie To Mail Latest Vicitm's ID." The word "victim" is misspelled. See more »


[first lines]
Bob Anderson: [as narrator] I fled him down the nights and down the days. I fled him down the arches of the years. I fled him down the labyrinthine ways of my own mind. And in the mist of tears, I hid from him, and under running laughter.
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »


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Written by Gus Kahn, Fabian Andre & Wilbur Schwandt
Performed by Jaymay
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It may not be the worst King adaptation, but it still feels lazy
1 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

A Good Marriage is the latest Stephen King adaptation to hit the film realm and it does so with a splat. Bland direction, hollowed performances and a lazy script propel A Good Marriage from being apart from the rest and instead it sits happily between Sleeping with the Enemy and Cape Fear. The film stars Anthony Lapaglia and Joan Allen as a happily married couple that have their lives turned upside down when the husband is discovered to be a serial killer. This film isn't a terrible film in the least. It is cliché, cookie cutter cinema rehashing what other better films have done in the past. There is nothing new to the story and honestly, it doesn't even seem like King's work. It is lazily written as if it this were meant as a made for TV movie with a slightly bigger budget and a bit more violence and language. Despite some of these negative aspects, the film is still silly entertaining fun. This is a midnight movie type, it isn't good, it isn't bad. It is a film wallowing in mediocrity and it seems to be okay with that.

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