The Rich Man's Wife

Synopsis: A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to the wife's surprise.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Amy Holden Jones
Production: Disney
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Have a seat.

I want you to listen very carefully,

Mrs. Potenza, all right?

You have the right

to remain silent.

Anything you say can and will be

used against you in a court of law.

You have the right

to an attorney...

and have the attorney

present during questioning.

If you so desire

and cannot afford one,

an attorney will be provided

for you without charge.

Do you understand each of these rights?


Do you wish to give up your

right to remain silent?

Yes, I do.

Do you wish to give up

your right to speak with an attorney?

Yes. I don't need

to speak with an attorney.

I just want

to tell the truth.

It all started about three weeks ago.

My husband's house.

- Tony and I had been fiighting.

I'm not gonna lie about that.

There were problems

in our marriage...

and we both were at fault.

He was going out.

He was meeting his girlfriend.

And we both knew that I knew.

- It seemed like all we did

was hurt each other.

And that night it was especially bad

because Tony was drinking.

And when he drank,

he could be very mean.

Tony, go easy tonight,


You know, I'd like

to get some someday.

Doesn't have to be today,

but, you know, someday...

if it's not

too much trouble.

So that night I decided...

if I couldn't make him

stop lying to me,

at least I'd stop

lying to him.

Is something wrong?

Come on. Sit down.

This is killing me.

I can't keep going on like this.

Leave him.

I can't.

I'll take care of you.

It's more complicated

than that.

Despite everything,

Tony does love me.

He's got a funny way

of showing it.

I didn't see you saying that when he was

helping you fnd investors

for the restaurant...

or when he loaned

your ex-wife money.

That was way below the belt.


I'm sorry.

I can't play second best forever.

It's not my style.

That's why this

has gotta be the last time.

I don't want to hurt you,

and I don't want to hurt Tony.

- I love you. What am I

supposed to do about it?

I'm sorry.

You're sorry?

We're both gonna

have to try here...

and I'm willing to go fiirst.

What exactly is it

that you want me to do?

Be nice.

Okay, I will.

I'll try.

And if I'm nice, will you

do something for me?

Stop drinking, Tony.

It scares me,

and it's not good for you.

I know.

Will you try?

Yes... I will.

I'll try.

Now will you do

one more thing for me?

Will you take me on a trip?

just me and you alone, away.

josie, the timing

is terrible.

It's impossible right now.

The new pilots are sh*t.

The fall season is upside down, sideways.

I don't know what I'm gonna do.

Please. Please.

- All right.

- Thank you.

There's nothing

I wouldn't do for you, baby.

- Howdy.

- Hi.

- Where you headed?

- Merv Gardener's place, Norman's Pond.

- You know where that is?

- Yep. Get in.

You got a key to that gate?

Merv didn't mention

anything about it.

That's a problem.

I can't believe this.

Why didn't you fnd out

we needed a key to the gate?

It's not like you have anything

to do with your time but go shopping.

This whole trip was your idea. It's your

responsibility. Can't you do anything right?

Tony, we just got here.

Please don't ruin our vacation.

Tony! It's ready!


So what do they want to do now?

Shuffie the whole schedule?

No, goddamn it!

Goddamn it, no!

That is exactly

the wrong thing to do.


Absolutely not!

Well, look, I'll tell you

what you can do.

You can send the damn plane.

How about that?

All right, I understand.

Yes. What about Arnie?

He's in New York. Great.

Oh, what about Frank?

All right, listen, why don't you

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Amy Holden Jones

Amy Holden Jones is an American screenwriter and film director. Jones began her career as a documentary filmmaker, then entered the film industry editing low-budget films, then studio films, and ultimately began directing and writing. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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