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A Good Marriage

R Released Oct 3, 2014 1h 43m Mystery & Thriller List
32% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 20% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
While her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than 20 years is away on a business trip, a woman (Joan Allen) accidentally discovers the man's sinister secret. Read More Read Less
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Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter The resulting domestic tension is rife with darkly comedic and dramatic possibilities that were better exploited on the printed page, where King was able to more fully delineate his heroine's tortured thought process. Oct 16, 2014 Full Review Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times A wry, old-fashioned thriller adapted by King from his short story. Oct 7, 2014 Full Review Noel Murray The Dissolve A Good Marriage comes off as curiously flat for a movie about a woman who sleeps next to a murderer every night. Rated: 2/5 Oct 3, 2014 Full Review Nicholas Bell A Good Marriage feels like a padded out film version of a short story, which is what it is. Rated: 2/5 Sep 6, 2019 Full Review Josh Goller Spectrum Culture A Good Marriage opens with enough potential to lure in the viewer, only to unravel into a forgettable slog that does nothing but waste its potential. Rated: 2/5 Jul 19, 2019 Full Review Mark H. Harris Veteran actors Allen, Lapaglia and Stephen Lang add a level of gravitas that sells the material, countering the matter-of-fact direction from Peter Askin that lends the air of a made-for-TV movie. But they can do only so much with a story this listless. Rated: C Apr 28, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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Jeremy A Basic BTK story again. Like the one where the son finds out instead of the wife.... 3.0 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/09/24 Full Review Jeff M I am not familiar with the source material, but there is absolutely nothing in this thrill-less thriller, other than his name in the title, that would lead one to believe this came from the fertile imagination of Stephen King. If nothing else, it plays like one of those horrible Lifetime television movie events with titles like THERE'S A SERIAL KILLER IN MY BEDROOM: THE JESSICA BARTLETT STORY. It's an apathetic viewing experience that relies on too many cliches of the genre, most notably the old standard is-this-really-happening-or-is-it-just-her-imagination. And for the first time, I found myself disappointed in a Joan Allen performance. She's perfunctory and reliable as always, but it feels a little routine and, at times, inexplicably awkward. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but she doesn't seem comfortable in the role. And her transformation does not feel convincing, although I blame that more on writing than performance. I'd be curious to read King's novella to see if the original story was just as bland as this adaptation or if the filmmakers simply milked it of any inspiration it might have had. King fans will be disappointed - add this one to the list of unsuccessful treatments of his material. And let's find Allen some better material - it's been way too long since she's had a role worthy of her talent. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/18/24 Full Review Mary M It was suspenseful throughout. Premise was fascinating. Acting wonderful. Joan Allen was entirely believable. Really—you can't go wrong with Stephen King. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/01/23 Full Review S R Random film tried on Freevee and it was a dud. Some good things here and there, but it fell short. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/21/23 Full Review David C Very predictable, and lacking in any kind of believable emotions Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/06/23 Full Review steve d surprisingly straightforward but the cast help make it work. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis While her husband (Anthony LaPaglia) of more than 20 years is away on a business trip, a woman (Joan Allen) accidentally discovers the man's sinister secret.
Peter Askin
Will Battersby, Per Melita, Evan Pohl
Stephen King
Screen Media Films
Production Co
Reno Productions
R (Violence/Disturbing Images|Some Sexuality|Language)
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 3, 2014, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Mar 30, 2015
1h 43m
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