Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Married Life Review

It just really didn't work well for me but I have trouble putting a finger on why precisely. The performances are all strong, especially Pierce Brosnan who has made a wonderful career of playing on his Bond persona. Has there ever been a time in his life when he hasn't been the coolest person in the room? The post-war style really suits him. I found that Sachs' film works neither as a sly dark comedy on the era nor as a darker commentary piece (such as the far superior Far from Heaven). The film also leaves the viewer with an unbearable sense of malaise as the boring too clean ending seems somewhat nonsensical after all that had preceeded it. Well acted and a strong concept, Married Life is a missed opportunity.

Overall Score: 5/10

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