#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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?
Plot: A very gentle middle-aged man is married, but when he falls in love with another woman, he decides that to divorce his wife would humiliate her too much – so instead he decides to kill her.
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Acts of Deception in a Muted, Twisty Homage to Post-WWII Domestic Melodramas
I think director/co-writer Ira Sachs’ subtle 2007 homage to the old-fashioned studio melodramas of the 1940s and 50s could have used more of the Baroque feverishness of a Douglas Sirk (“All That Heaven Allows”) to make the adultery-driven plot more intriguing stylistically – perhaps a face slap here, a gun confrontation there, even a shouting match in a restaurant. Instead, Sachs, along with co-writer Oren Moverman (“The Messenger”), downplays the overripe theatrics in favor of a more Hitchcockian approach to their noirish fable about the transient rules of love and deception. The resulting film is fun to watch due to its faithful period depiction but sometimes little more than a moral exercise in punishing the subversive thoughts and actions of the seemingly staid protagonist.
It’s 1949, and the plot centers on Harry, a middle-aged and very married Manhattan executive, who finds himself in love with the much younger Kay, a WWII widow who enjoys the attention of a man so devoted to her. Harry decides he cannot divorce his wife Pat for fear of breaking her heart. In fact, he thinks it’s more charitable to murder her by poisoning her digestive powder which she takes religiously every day. Harry’s best friend Richard is aware of Harry’s intentions and gets caught in the middle trying to save the marriage while finding himself becoming attracted to Kay as well. Not quite the victim she would seem to be, Pat has secrets of her own, which leads to a roundelay of events befitting the increasingly uneasy blend of treachery and absolution. Sachs capably keeps things afloat even when the suspense factor appears overly muted.
A smart quartet of actors has been cast beginning with Chris Cooper (“Adaptation”) effectively embodying the crushed soul that Harry has become. Providing the voice-over narration from his character’s limited perspective, Pierce Brosnan (“The Matador”) uses his naturally erudite manner to great wry effect as Richard, while Patricia Clarkson (“Whatever Works”) gives added dimensions of knowingness and cunning to Pat. With her hair dyed an unflattering peroxide blonde, Rachel McAdams (“The Notebook”) looks poised to play the femme fatale, but her character is more ingenuous than she looks. That basically means McAdams has little bandwidth to add any complex shading to Kay. The 2008 DVD offers an informative commentary from Sachs, the theatrical trailer, and three alternate endings, each flash-forwarding the story sixteen years later to O. Henry-type resolutions. While interesting, none really add that much to the ending used in the movie.
Elegant and Charming
This film is nothing short of delightful. The humor is subtle yet effective, the acting brilliant. Cooper and McAdams give especially astounding, emotion-provoking performances, and Brosnan and Clarkson are simply wonderful.
Married Life is a quirky picture, but a funny, romantic, and well-acted one as well. The cinematography is breathtaking, and the music charming…especially Doris Day’s rendition of “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in the opening credits.
I enjoy movies that breathe, that sneak their way into your heart before you even realize what’s happening.
Married Life does just that.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 31 min (91 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama, Family, Romance
Director Ira Sachs
Writer Ira Sachs (screenplay), Oren Moverman (screenplay), John Bingham (book)
Actors Chris Cooper, Annabel Kershaw, Pierce Brosnan, Patricia Clarkson
Country USA, Canada
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company Anonymous Content, Firm Films
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Rainmaker Digital Pictures Group Ltd., Vancouver, Canada (dailies)
Film Length 2,499 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm