Ramsey is a generic cliché who appears throughout the film in the background, observing the events with a shambling gait and constant coughing. As a result, we are suitably aligned when events take a twist that, while not surprising, is still gripping and arresting. There is an attempt at some thrills by insinuating that Darcy might be charged, and that Darcy might now kill this investigator, but like the climax before, this is handled quickly, more so than the climax, rendering any attempt at dramatic thrills mute. But for the most part A Good Marriage draws the viewer in nicely over its first act, letting us get comfortable with the Andersons so that we can subsequently get uncomfortable if not overly surprised with the subsequent revelations. I expected more from Mr. How the hell do you expect any conflict with characters behaving like this? I think this was a fantastic move as it opened up the story to the possibilities of the thrill and suspense of Darcy having this knowledge yet having to live with Bob. Previously you could find his work at Empire Movies, Blogcritics, and AltFilmGuide.
Conflict is the core to any good movie and there is simply not enough in A Good Marriage, nowhere nearly enough considering the fantastic premise Stephen provides. This sympathy means that the viewer finds questionable actions understandable and can admire the skill with which these actions are executed pun intended. It truly is a redundant pile of scenes. In the aforementioned scene, gas station lights and a restaurant sign in the background provide a cool ambience as an unidentified woman walks out to her car, the screen fading in from black to reveal a noirish gray color palette. Just reading that sentence fills your brain with all sorts of thrilling prospects. Does not progress the story any further, nor does it put Darcy in a different position than what she is before it. But Darcy is about to discover her marriage is anything but ideal.
The couple is praised for having what is, by all indications, is a good marriage. As Darcy and Robert continue going through the motions of their titular union, the viewer may wonder if they will pool their resources or turn on each other. NetflixReleases is an unofficial site for Netflix fans. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens to provide any kind of dramatic thrill. It serves nothing to the story.
Bob finds out that Darcy knows his secret just as quickly as she finds out the secret. Overview Darcy and Bob have just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. Every great film has conflict, wheter it be a comedy, horror, drama or period piece. A Good Marriage by no means shoots for the stars, it is a rather straightforward attempt at a psychological thriller, but the film would have benefit from at least a little narrative or thematic ambition. It's a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage. No cops come after Bob.
Her husband is the killer. Reminiscent of the real-life , Beadie tortures his victims before killing them, and later sends their identification cards to the police along with a note claiming responsibility for the crime. Stephen writes the big reveal into the first act. Fills you with all kinds of ideas about what could happen, right? Darcy begins to do some digging on her own, and the evidence she uncovers leads her to a terrifying conclusion. Director Peter Askin and screenwriter King open the film with a sinister monochrome sequence, making it clear that there is a dark side to this tale. His first book, Existentialism and Social Engagement in the Films of Michael Mann was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2011.
Everyone else, namely LaPaglia, Allen, and Stephen Lang, as a retired detective, are serviceable at best, though none of those three are above hamming it up and thus lending a bit unintended comic relief to the affair. The chief concept is an interesting one — What would you do if you found out your spouse was a serial killer? Well, throw those thoughts out because none of them happen in A Good Marriage. Watch the A Good Marriage movie trailer and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. King, I must admit that I was a little excited to watch the film. The plot is incredibly simple. The intimate cinematography follows characters around the house, evoking a sense of claustrophobia and near panic.
Further, it treads back across paths it has already traveled, which makes the 103-minute film feel far longer than it is. The surreal moments mentioned earlier are from one perspective and so help audience alignment further. Like NetflixReleases on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and we keep you posted about what is new on Netflix and what will expire soon on Netflix! Early in the film we are aligned with one character as they make disturbing discoveries. We are then treated to an extremely redundant side story. The police visit Darcy and Bob's home. . This film had so much potential, yet it is squandered by meandering scenes of nothingness.
His two scenes with Allen are electrifying as the two actors spark off each other in scenes that are brilliantly understated, as they discuss issues of morality and righteousness. I give this 2 out of 5 antique coins. Further, the film ends with a set of needlessly melodramatic events that push it even further over the top and made me question the moral integrity and cognitive ability of its central female character. This foreshadowing is possibly a mistake, as it makes later revelations less shocking than they might have been. Askin paces these scenes carefully, while director of photography Frank G.
Joan and Anthony provide the only positive to the film. Once the big reveal is past, a peculiar sense of expectation weighs over the second act, as it seems evident that something more will happen, and it could go one of several ways. When her husband Anthony LaPaglia of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson Joan Allen looks for batteries in the garage. Unfortunately this is the opening shot of the film, and it is followed shortly by a clichÃ©d opening monologue, a generic party sequence, an uncomfortable sex scene, and some seriously hokey dialogue. No one wants to see people go about things like they would themselves. Darcy agrees under obvious duress, and the rest of the two acts involve extremely flat drama of the couple essentially going about their daily lives, with some attempts at thrills and numerous glares and scared looks by Darcy until the very obvious and very matter-of-fact climax.