Married Life (2007 film)

Married Life is a 2007 American drama period film directed by Ira Sachs. The screenplay by Sachs and Oren Moverman is based on the 1953 novel Five Roundabouts to Heaven by John Bingham. Cast members include Patricia Clarkson, Chris Cooper, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan. The novel was also the basis for the December 20, 1962 episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour entitled The Tender Poisoner.

Richard discovers Harrys wife Pat Patricia Clarkson, oblivious to her husbands ongoing tryst, is engaged in an affair of her own with John OBrien David Wenham. Anxious to cement his blossoming relationship with Kay, Richard separately urges Harry and Pat to remain with each other.Harry, however, is determined to marry Kay. Certain divorce would hurt and humiliate Pat too much. So, he decides to kill her by lacing her daily digestive aid with poison. He visits Kay, who unexpectedly ends their relationship. Harry departs, then returns to ask for all the correspondence he has sent her, only to discover Kay in the arms of Richard, who had secreted himself upstairs. Realization sets in, and Harry races home to stop his wife from taking her nightly dose of medication. When Harry returns home he finds his wife sleeping, thinking she consumed the poison Harry walks towards the bedroom window and opens it. He is startled by Pat waking up and saying, Youre home early, is everything all right honey. Harry looks out the window in his backyard and sees John OBrien running away from the house while getting dressed. It was implied that at this moment Harry comes to know about Pats infidelity. Harry never confronts her, maybe consumed by his own guilt. ........

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