Sunday, January 11, 2015

A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage is based on an interesting premise but the movie never quite delivers on its promise. It is a shame, because it could have been a great movie. This is because the movie was done better not so long ago when David Fincher delivered his adaptation of Gone Girl. Both movies share similar ideas and both serve as a commentary on the institution of marriage, but Gone Girl does it better.

This is not to say that A Good Marriage does not have some good moments, which is based on a short story by Stephen King. Joan Allen is as good as she typically is and Stephen Lang delivers a solid performance.

Some of the problems with the film are the repeated use of the imaginary scenes, which after seeing them once, we can easily anticipate them. Also, the ending comes too abruptly, leaving the viewer wanting more and confused.

Unfortunately, Stephen King’s film adaptations rarely fare well, and even if this is better than most of the Stephen King’s adaptations, it still fails to make a lasting impression.

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