Married Life (2008) Rachel McAdams plays a Hitchcock blonde who enchants two pals — a married man (Chris Cooper) and a debonair bachelor (Brosnan) in Married Life .…
Movie on DVD Review

Married Life (2008)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 02, 2008; DVD Release Date: Sep 02, 2008; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Pierce Brosnan and Patricia Clarkson; 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-

Originally posted Sep 05, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints