is a drama of human behavior and marriage and how it can get
you derailed, but also how it joins people back together.
Chris Cooper has fallen out of love with
his wife, Pat, and is in love with a much younger woman. But
he thinks she can't live without him, so divorce is out of the
His next plan is to kill her so she won't
have to go through a messy divorce.
It's slow-moving but often a comic look
at four people and how their lives intersect.
The acting is excellent and audiences can
really enjoy and get caught up in these people's lives.
Filled with great performances, stylish
art direction, and period costumes, Married Life hearkens
back to another era of film making -- one where philandering
husbands resort to homicide in order to find domestic bliss .
Still, it's a light-hearted romp into the
lives of the unsatisfied -- all in search for love and a happy
The plot of the movie Married Life
is a circular ring of infidelities and loyalties meant to comment
on the mysteries of marital bonds.
The film is a simple character-based melodrama
and is more about the enduring relationship between husband and
wife than it is about the excitement between husband and girlfriend.
The picture is set in 1948, but their issues
are not period constrained.