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A Good Marriage Reviews

Discussion in 'A Good Marriage' started by Sigmund, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    T he story is better than the film, BUT the film is quite effective. My husband never read the story and he enjoyed the film. What the film was lacking was the feeling of dread that hung over the entire story. Still well done adaptation.
  2. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    That could be confusing. The girl at the video store said she thought the whole thing was a dream.
  3. QueenOfHearts

    QueenOfHearts Well-Known Member

    I think that you put it in a manner that represents my same feeling very well...It seems to me that anyone with a brain knows that no movie can ever or will ever do a book justice. Reading a book is entering its universe. So many things that in and of themselves seem miniscule build through a book creating a picture of the characters and the setting that just cant translate to film. I do find it very entertaining that Mr. King has made it clear on many occasions that a lot of the fan attention makes him uncomfortable. Especially being asked to autograph pictures, he said that is for movie stars. I think him and his craft raise him worlds above say Brad Pitt.
  4. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    Thank you!
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  5. John Excell II

    John Excell II De kallar mig John Erövraren

    What did you think of the movie
    Good marriage & The book?
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  6. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    The short story (it's in Full Dark, No Stars) was great - have not had a chance to see the movie yet.

    I DID rewatch "Big Driver" recently as I had recorded it, and even though it is somewhat different from the book, it was still very well done and had a style all its own (but I guess I am getting off topic).

    One of these days I will get a chance to watch Good Marriage but so far the reviews have been somewhat lackluster.
  7. John Excell II

    John Excell II De kallar mig John Erövraren

    I own the movie.it's is some what ok
    but the book was way better tho .
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  8. Liselle

    Liselle Well-Known Member

    I watched this the other night. I have to agree the story is much better but I did enjoy the film, but wasn't to convinced by the lead female actress thought her performance was weak especially when she found what she did. I suppose it is because I imagine how I would react in similar circumstances, which is not always a good thing to do when watching a film.
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  9. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    My problem and the whole reason yet I haven't considered watching the film (despite this story being on my Top 5 SK story list) is that I was unconvinced by the husband and the wife as soon as I saw a preview, based solely on the casting choices. To me, casting "pretty people" to sell tickets and attract an audience was a terrible move and all wrong for the Darcy and Bob characters (also see the new Carrie White). Sometimes casting super good looking people just for the sake of attracting more viewers and making more money works to undermine the entire point of the story and undoes the horror altogether....at least to me.

    They could have made the movie much scarier like the story was simply by casting a plain, portly little known actor to play Bob Anderson, no doubt.
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  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I actually really liked the movie.
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  11. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I just watched this a few days ago. The great acting saved the bad direction and made it somewhat worthwhile.
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  12. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    ...aaand I misread this one as A Good Mistress...
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  13. amaunder

    amaunder Abby

    I haven't read the story and I am sure it's better than the movie (most stories are IMO.) but I kept passing over the movie in Netflix because of the horrible ratings until I finally snapped out of it as I have seen plenty of movies with low ratings that I have enjoyed and I actually liked this movie. I am pretty good at predicting what's going to happen next in movies and TV shows, but the *twist* or *horror* in this movie took me totally by surprise.
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  14. Maddie

    Maddie Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

    I thought this was one of his very best ever! I loved it. I didn't think the movie captured it quite the same way as it should have so I was a little disappointed about the movie, but LOVE the story.
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  15. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    I was heartbroken by the ending. It left a bad taste in my mouth. Anthony LaPaglia was chilling as Beaddie.
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  16. MaryLiza

    MaryLiza New Member

    It seems like that. But I liked that movie.
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  17. OKKingFan

    OKKingFan Well-Known Member

    I thought the story was better, as is the case most of the time with King, but I thought the movie was pretty effective in getting across the message. Joan Allen was really good in particular.
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  18. Sigmund

    Sigmund Waiting in Uber.

    Good Saturday afternoon.

    I have 30 minutes left watching it. I like it. Again. It's not the book, of course, but I'm enjoying it. (Now, if I can find Big Driver to watch for free I'll be in hog-heaven.)
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  19. nalaa

    nalaa Banned

    how long marriage stays in the west ? ( just curious to know it )
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...not sure what you're asking.....are you curious how long marriages last in this part of the world?.....

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