Those who have read my reviews so far, will probably see a common theme: Conflict. 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. Cox, Jason Testa, Gregg Micheals, Pun Bandhu, Brian Patrick Murphy, and Kris Lundberg. No one wants to see people go about things like they would themselves. It truly is a redundant pile of scenes. Gaine is a film and television researcher.
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. Darcy begins to do some digging on her own, and the evidence she uncovers leads her to a terrifying conclusion. This is what makes a story interesting. Believe me when I say this, your imagination will easily make a more thrilling and thematic story than what takes place in A Good Marriage. Askin paces these scenes carefully, while director of photography Frank G. I give this 2 out of 5 antique coins.
This sympathy means that the viewer finds questionable actions understandable and can admire the skill with which these actions are executed pun intended. 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. 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. Does not progress the story any further, nor does it put Darcy in a different position than what she is before it. 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. There is always conflict manifested in some form or another. But Darcy is about to discover her marriage is anything but ideal.
King, I must admit that I was a little excited to watch the film. Well, throw those thoughts out because none of them happen in A Good Marriage. DeMarco uses just the right amount of handheld cinematography to express unease and discordance. He figures out Bob is Beadie, but does nothing about it until after the climax which is for obvious reasons too late. Bob finds out that Darcy knows his secret just as quickly as she finds out the secret. I expected more from Mr. .
The surreal moments mentioned earlier are from one perspective and so help audience alignment further. Instead she discovers the stranger inside her husband. A Good Marriage pales in comparison to that earlier serial killer thriller and is ultimately not a great film, nor even a particularly good one. Stephen writes the big reveal into the first act. Every great film has conflict, wheter it be a comedy, horror, drama or period piece. The chief concept is an interesting one — What would you do if you found out your spouse was a serial killer? All promotional material including but not limited to trailers, images, logo's and videos are all copyright to their respective owners.
This film had so much potential, yet it is squandered by meandering scenes of nothingness. Local newscasts are reporting the brutal death of a young woman. His work on film and media has been published in Cinema Journal and The Journal of Technology, Theology and Religion, as well as edited collections including The 21st Century Superhero and The Directory of World Cinema. 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. 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.
Now you can find his work at FilmBook. 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. He disappears for most of the film, so you soon forget about him, but when he does return, you learn that he is an investigator of sorts trying to catch Beadie. Joan and Anthony provide the only positive to the film. The intimate cinematography follows characters around the house, evoking a sense of claustrophobia and near panic.
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. While A Good Marriage is not a striking horror film, the last act intrusion of Ramsey takes it into more philosophical territory about what is justifiable and how one lives with questionable acts. Just reading that sentence fills your brain with all sorts of thrilling prospects. Early in the film we are aligned with one character as they make disturbing discoveries. Joan does a great job of being visibly distraught. Further, it treads back across paths it has already traveled, which makes the 103-minute film feel far longer than it is. Ramsey is a generic cliché who appears throughout the film in the background, observing the events with a shambling gait and constant coughing.
NetflixReleases is an unofficial site for Netflix fans. This foreshadowing is possibly a mistake, as it makes later revelations less shocking than they might have been. Overview Darcy and Bob have just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with family and friends. 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. Anthony and Joan do a great job with what they have to work with. How the hell do you expect any conflict with characters behaving like this? The couple is praised for having what is, by all indications, is a good marriage.