Clarkson and McAdams take on “Married Life”

Ordinarily, I wouldn’t be particularly drawn to a movie called Married Life, but it stars Patricia Clarkson and Rachel McAdams — two of my favorites.

It looks sort of Mad Men–esque in its sensibilities, or maybe like Far From Heaven (I adore that movie), but mixed with, uh, Fargo and American Beauty and Pushing Daisies? I should stop making comparisons, since it also looks unique. Here’s the trailer so you can see for yourself:




I do love a dark, quirky film. The plot summary on ComingSoon.net makes it sound pretty great: “A wry blend of dark humor, romantic deception, and stylish melodrama — with an invigorating dash of suspense — Married Life is an unconventional fable for grown-ups about the irresistible power and utter madness of love.”

Hey, look how fondly Patricia and Rachel gaze at each other when I put their photos together!

Too bad they don’t seem to have many (or any) scenes together, judging by the production stills. Sigh. But at least they’re paired with good actors (Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper).

Married Life has been making the festival rounds and debuts in the U.S. on March 7 (limited release).

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