Sunday, April 25, 2010

Married Life

I can't quite put my finger on why MARRIED LIFE doesn't work but it don't! The acting pool is certainly there and Chris Cooper and Patricia Clarkson are utterly fantastic here but somehow their work is pulled down by a lacklustre showing from Pierce Brosnan who not only looks like he's mailing in his work here but also narrates in a similar fashion. Said narration is so flat is sucks the life out of a rather nice film noire homage. Rachel MacAdams is perfectly cast as the blonde catalyst but she too is wasted as the action continues to focus more on the Brosnan character than it should. All of this aside MARRIED LIFE does wind to a satisfying conclusion and is more than worth a peek on a slow night.


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