Serious Moonlight (2009)
Director: Cheryl Hines
Writer: Adrienne Shelley
Starring: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin Long
super lawyer career wife finds her husband is leaving her for a much younger woman. she proceeds to duct tape him to a toilet and tries to convince him not to leave her.
ummmm. this movie was pretty pathetic. granted i've never been in this situation (the infidelity, and leaving part), but i think i would handle it quite differently. the whole movie is spent with meg ryan reminiscing about this wonderful life her and timothy hutton had together. the wonderful wedding, the purchase of the house, the great times they had..... except her perception is obviously false, because it's made pretty abundantly clear that he has been miserable for a long time. he hates confrontation, is the explanation why he has no balls and has cheated on her for a year and not left her. more like he is a sniveling wimp who has no backbone and for some reason ends up having two women fighting over his sorry ass. i see no redemption. at some point a thief comes in and takes advantage of the man taped to the toilet, not being able to stop him, and when meg ryan is put in danger, timothy hutton realizes how much he really does love her, the asshole. of course, there is this whole predictable subplot that the theif is actually a plant by meg ryan. stoooooopid. i guess the moral of the story is that marriage is not easy? i don't know. i think i would gladly let my husband go if he ever cheated on me like that, and was pretty insistent on leaving because he wants to marry his mistress. love turns to hate pretty quickly, people, and if he won't fight for our relationship than see ya...every month for that alimony and child support.