Darko Entertainment, Donnybrook4 Productions, Passcode Entertainment,

Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson, Jordana Brewster, James Belushi, Kevin McKidd, A.J. Buckley

Don Champagne (Patrick Wilson) is a businessman. He runs a carpet store, but is under the thumb of his extremely controlling wife, Mona (Katherine Heigl). She’s got some real issues! But when Don hires a new salesgirl Dusty (Jordana Brewster) and immediately starts up an affair with her, he knows he’s in trouble if Mona finds out. But when she does, her reaction is not what he expected as she insists on continuing like nothing happened.

This is a very quirky movie. A lot of people were really stunned I think by the strangeness of this story, but I found it to be a fairly decent dark comedy. It certainly gets ridiculous as it moves along, but it just keeps it’s tongue firmly stuck in cheek throughout. Patrick does a wonderful job as the meek and mild mannered Don, trying to put up with and somehow please a outrageously demanding wife. He is really good in this role. Katherine Heigl at the same time is really good in her role as well, so these two play off of each other very well. James Belushi plays a co-worker/employee of Don’s and is great comedy relief. He’s not a major part of the story, but any time he’s on screen he does a fine job. There is a whole list of really bad guys here too that also portrayed very well. The casting on this film is very good. It is a very dark comedy, but it’s also a farce, as nobody could be this calloused. You have to put common sense aside and just go with the flow. I enjoyed this film. It’s not going going to be a big film, but it’s a nice rental and a lot out of the ordinary and quite fresh.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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