If I told you a sports movie was coming out and gave you no other information, what would you guess might be the vague construction of its plot? New coach comes aboard to impart winning attitude on hapless team. What about a horror movie? Psychopath terrorizes group of friends, mowing them down one by one. What about an independent film? That one’s a little harder, but I bet if I gave you three guesses one of them would involve philandering spouses. These story arcs might seem repetitive, to a degree they certainly are, but they exist because they’re proven winners. In the end, it doesn’t matter if the territory has been covered before, as long as the film has something new to say about it. Let’s hope that’s the case with Raymond de Felitta’s newest.
According to Variety, it’s aptly titled Married And Cheating, and it follows three couples as they navigate the ups and downs of their lives and deal with the ramifications of their decisions. The always reliable Marisa Tomei is negotiating to star alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, provided the financing comes together. These deals are always a bit dicey as you can’t sign anyone until the money’s done, but you can’t get money until people are signed. As a result, most of the time people verbally commit, checks are signed and then it all gets formalized.
I can’t help but be reminded of the underseen Your Friends And Neighbors. The Ben Stiller relationships indie never really caught on with viewers, but if Married And Cheating proves to be half as brilliant, we’ll all be in for something special.
Enthusiastic about Clue, case-of-the-week mysteries, the NBA and cookies at Disney World. Less enthusiastic about the pricing structure of cable, loud noises and Tuesdays.
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