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Separate Lies (2005)

Separate Lies

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

September 16, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

87 min.

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Julian Fellowes

Producer

Steve Clark-Hall, Christian Colson

Screenwriter

Julian Fellowes

Starring

Story


"Separate Lies," is written and directed by Academy Award winning screenwriter, Julian Fellowes and marks his directorial debut. Emily Watson ("Breaking The Waves," "Gosford Park") stars as Anne, who enjoys a seemingly perfect marriage to James, Tom Wilkinson ("The Full Monty," "In the Bedroom"), until the arrival of Bill, Rupert Everett ("My Best Friend's Wedding") and a tragic accident in their idyllic country village looks set to unravel their Lies forever.

On the surface, Anne and James enjoy a perfect marriage. They slip easily between their two homes - one in London, convenient for James's city job, the other in idyllic rural countryside. James believes their life is happy and fulfilled, but is blinkered to Anne's happiness and when Anne meets the enigmatic and carefree Bill Bule her world shatters and she realises she can never be truly happy with James again.

Anne's affair with Bill comes to light when James discovers the pair were involved in a tragic accident, which killed a local man. Faced with the shocking reality of Anne's revelations, a bereft James responds with a loving resolve to protect Anne. But as he becomes embroiled in the accident investigation, life's unpredictability once more alters the course of their Lies.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..very entangled drama..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a solid if somewhat stolid tale of romance, betrayal, and deception..”
by Nicholas Schager [Filmcritic]
“..a chamber piece for movies -- a few crucial characters, soothing locations and precise storytelling with nary a shot nor line of dialogue wasted...”
by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]