Separate Lies

Separate Lies
Separate Lies
  • R
  • 1h 27m
  • 2005
Fresh71%
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A damaged relationship is stretched to its desperate limits in this drama. Anne (Emily Watson) and James (Tom Wilkinson) are a seemingly happy and prosperous British couple who divide their time between a flat in London and a house in the country. However, their marriage is not as contented as one might imagine, and for years James has turned a blind eye to just how deeply unhappy Anne has become with him. Their lives together reach a crossroads when Anne meets the handsome and charming Bill Bule (Rupert Everett); Anne becomes deeply infatuated with him, which only reinforces her dissatisfaction with James, but when the two become involved in an accident that kills another man, Bill drops out of the picture and James decides he must step forward to protect the woman he wed. Separate Lies was the directorial debut from screenwriter Julian Fellowes.
© 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh71%
Critics Consensus: Though the characters in this tasteful adult drama keep a stiff upper lip, the moral dilemmas are nuanced and the emotional pain feels real.
Reviews
BBC.com
Jamie Woolley
Fresh

A solidly made but strangely lightweight drama.

June 21, 2017
Miami Herald
Connie Ogle
Fresh

A chilly, intelligent and absorbing drama about infidelity, ethics and forgiveness.

June 21, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Bruce Westbrook
Fresh

It's as grown-up as a movie can get, with a fine cast in a strongly crafted tale about the calamit...

January 29, 2019
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Fresh

As a very British film about very British personalities, class differences and attitudes, it's jus...

January 29, 2019
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 16, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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