Based upon Stephen’s riveting and suspenseful short-story from Full Dark, No Stars, A Good Marriage tells the story of Darcy Anderson as she learns the inconceivable truth about her husband of 25 years.
With a screenplay written by Stephen and featuring Kristen Connolly, Joan Allen, Stephen Lang and Anthony LaPaglia, A Good Marriage explores the complex dynamic of long-term relationships and their dark secrets.
I saw Stephen King’s name on the DVD cover and having enjoyed some of his stories in the past, I thought I would give it a try. I lost interest in his books when he started incorporating more character thoughts versus story-telling.
My own values disengaged me from the very beginning as I could not comprehend Darcy’s choice on how to handle the situation. However, as the movie progressed, I conceded her decision was to propel the plot forward. I also suppose there are some people – in my opinion, stupid – that would make the same decision. That one decision is the only reason for the suspense the film created. I love suspense because I am constantly waiting for the denouement. In the end, because I did not understand the pivotal decision, I felt the movie failed.
One other thing I did not like about this movie was the confusion in the beginning regarding real versus delusion personage of her husband.
Good suspense deserving of a better plot.