Monday, July 3, 2017

If I Were You 2012

     This film is based on a 2006 play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn.  Madelyn is stopping by a restaurant on her way home.  She wants to pick up a slice of the cake her husband Paul enjoys so much.  She is very surprised to see Paul eating this cake in the restaurant with another woman!!  Madelyn calls her husband and he says he’s working late??  Suddenly, Paul gets into an argument with the woman, Lucy.  It's because he feels guilty because he is reminded that he is married.  Madelyn follows Lucy and sees her buy liquor and a rope.  She continues to follow Lucy home because she is afraid of what Lucy might do to herself.  Madelyn and Lucy become friends but now it’s Madelyn drinking day and night?
     Supposedly the skyline is New York but this is Toronto.  The events in this film do not seem plausible to me?  I was surprised that Marcia Gay Harden agreed to take this role?  I don’t think this film is very good and it doesn’t get better as it goes along?  I thought this film was based on a play, a lot of times a play doesn't convert to the screen.  2* (I didn’t like this movie)
115 min, Comedy directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin with Marcia Gar Harden, Leonor Watling, Joseph Kell, Daniela Saioni, Genadijs Dolganovs, Jessica Booker, Genevieve Kang, Gary Piquer, Kaitlyn Riordan, Leon Aureus.
Note:  Imdb 7.1 out of 10, 9% critic 70% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.9* out of 5* with 26 reviews, Metacritic 28 out of 100 with 9 critics, Slant Magazine 2* out of 4*.
Special Note:  Filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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