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A smart, sharp edged look at marriage
on 2 July 2010
An intelligent, complex, sometimes very funny look at the ins and outs of adult relationships and marriage.
I admire the way the film works hard to avoid casting too much blame on any of the characters while not letting anyone off the hook for their actions either. Like all of us, these are flawed, very... human characters just trying to find a way to be happy in the thickets of marriage, divorce and love.
All the acting is quite good, although Judy Davis, while always great, and wildly entertaining, seemed a bit over-the-top on the ice queen meter, to the point where it was a bit hard for me to believe Liam Neeson's character falling for her.
Ultimately quite sad in it's recognition about just how difficult keeping relationships alive and healthy can be.