The setting is post-war America. As stringent moral codes begin creeping back into private life, members of the upper and middle classes must begin to be careful. But caution can always be overcome by beauty and charm, and this is the theme of Married Life, a stylish, sophisticated drama starring some of the most accomplished actors working today. Ira Sachs's third feature is the devilish story of two men driven to villainy by their desire for one woman. Nebbishy Harry Allen (Chris Cooper) is a sentimental fool of a certain age. He has fallen head over heels in love with a beautiful and soulful blonde named Kay (Rachel McAdams), whose husband disappeared during the war; he spoils her unashamedly. The only problem is that Harry is married to the smart and sensual Pat (Patricia Clarkson), who sees herself as his keeper. Too cowardly to upset her by breaking things off for Kay - Pat begins hyperventilating when he even hints at the gulf between them - Harry soon settles on a drastic means of ending the marriage without causing his wife any undue suffering.
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Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson, Pierce Brosnan, Rachel McAdams
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Do you know what really goes on in the mind of the person with whom you sleep?