Long-married high school sweethearts (Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon) get itchy when their friends experience new love.Long-married high school sweethearts (Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon) get itchy when their friends experience new love.Long-married high school sweethearts (Don Johnson, Susan Sarandon) get itchy when their friends experience new love.
Wiley and Sandra have been happily married for years, but are now breaking up. Sam, Wiley's childhood friend, is starting to fall in love with a new teacher at the high school. As they try to adjust to these conflicting emotions, they face needing to evaluate their own relationship. —<Vertigus@aol.com>
While Susan Sarandon performs well as an embittered and alienated wife, it's nothing to save this dreary, painfully long drama about marriage and failing relationships. Every adult is crotchety and awkward, even fighting at family dinners/holidays in front of guests or strangers. I imagine all relationships have their disappointments, but it's downright bizarre the way these couples rehash arguments at the most inopportune moments. Wiley is the worst character in the entire film. While on a vacation with his friend and son he complains about his wife and kids stating that he doesn't want them any more - again, this is while on vacation with his own son, after a pretty notable scene. There's a lot of tension later on in the film between father and son, which is understandable given the separation, but his behaviour towards the boy is always insanely irresponsible, aggressive and almost criminal. The entire cast of characters disappoints, there aren't any light moments to recover from the constant bickering. I would not recommend this film unless you really like Sarandon.
- Jan 20, 2021
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