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Married Life Rachel McAdams plays a Hitchcock blonde who enchants two pals — a married man (Chris Cooper) and a debonair bachelor (Brosnan) in Married...Married LifeMystery and Thriller, DramaPT90MPG-13 Rachel McAdams plays a Hitchcock blonde who enchants two pals — a married man (Chris Cooper) and a debonair bachelor (Brosnan) in Married...2008-09-05Chris CooperRachel McAdamsChris Cooper, Rachel McAdamsSony Pictures Classics
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Married Life

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Cooper, Rachel McAdams; Director: Ira Sachs; Author: Ira Sachs, Oren Moverman; Release Date Limited: 03/07/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 90; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Rachel McAdams plays a Hitchcock blonde who enchants two pals — a married man (Chris Cooper) and a debonair bachelor (Brosnan) in Married Life. Yet her character is never alluring enough to explain why the guys are so tempted to misbehave. In a commentary, director Ira Sachs venerates the ’40s movies of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford that influenced him; three fascinating alternate endings dissect how a different finale (car crashes, murder charges) seismically alters an entire film. B-

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