Married Life

Synopsis: The late 1940s. Richard Langley, a bachelor playboy, narrates a story that starts when his best friend, Harry Allen, invites him to lunch to tell Richard he's in love. Trouble is, Harry's already married to Pat; he worries Pat would be hurt too deeply by a divorce. Then, Harry's new love, Kay, joins them. Richard is smitten, so when he finds out that Pat may be in love with someone else but won't tell Harry because she fears he would be too hurt, Richard can't decide if he should let all the cats out of the bag. He'd unite pairs of lovers, but he'd lose Kay. Meanwhile, Harry decides that a swift end to Pat's life would be more kind than divorcing her. He buys poison. Murder will out?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ira Sachs
Production: Sony Classics
  2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

You can't possibly


You're with a different woman

every other week.

I'm going to have to

find a way to leave Pat.

I have to.

I've made up my mind.

Dear, sweet, gentle Kay.

What on earth drew a girl

like you to my friend Harry?

That I could

never understand.

Maybe you were lonely.

Maybe you were smitten.

In truth, who can ever

explain a woman's desire?

It's always been

a bit of a mystery.

It was the next Sunday

that, as habit,

Harry and Pat walked to have

lunch with their daughter Becky,

her husband Tom and their

grandson, little Charlie.

Good afternoon.


That awful dog.

That awful woman.

Poor old

Mrs. Walsh.

So I said, "What you have is an

inability to express your emotions.

"You're frigid in

a Freudian sense,"

which completely confused

her, the poor woman.

So I told her that without

a very serious analysis,

she would never

get over it.

We talked about her

childhood for an hour.

Harry was already looking

forward to his evening with Kay.

He'd made all

the proper arrangements.

All his excuses

were lined up.

It has always been the

privilege of the well-to-do

to use their business

as camouflage.

Gotta go.

Harry, it's Sunday.

Duty calls, darling.

I need to get a head start

on tomorrow's meetings.

So be it.

It is on your own head.

But when evil

comes to you...

I appreciate the television

set, darling, I do.

That's all

I want to do, Kay.

I want to spoil you,

and shower you

with gifts,

and give and give.

Just to see you smile.

I love that smile.


you're such a romantic.

That's why I love you.

He had to get out

of his marriage.

He had to have Kay.

But how?

He couldn't stand to shatter

Pat's world and make her suffer.

You know, the other

week at the cabin,

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Ira Sachs

Ira Sachs (born November 21, 1965) is an American filmmaker. His first film was the short, Lady (1993). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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