|Home||Switchboard||Unix Administration||Red Hat||TCP/IP Networks||Neoliberalism||Toxic Managers|
May the source be with you, but remember the KISS principle ;-)
Skepticism and critical thinking is not panacea, but can help to understand the world better
|News||Marriage and family conflicts||Recommended Links||Marriage and unemployment||Divorcing Borderline Psychopath||Borderline Psychopaths||Female Sociopaths||The Techniques of a Female Sociopaths||Films depicting female sociopaths|
|The Good Wife||Unfaithful||American Beauty||Fatal Attraction||Body Heat||What Other Couples Do||Bonfire of vanities|
|Fighting direct verbal abuse||Six ways to say No and mean it||Office Stockholm Syndrom||Rules of Verbal Self Defense|
|Negative Politeness||Diplomatic Communication||Learned helplessness||Movies depicting BPD||Psychopaths in Movies||Groupthink||Quotes||Humor||Etc|
What Other Couples Do is an examination of several coups we can probably identify with on one level or another, which lets us examine our own marital life. It does make one think about your own relationship. Managing it does requires work which we often neglect.
Four couples come together for a dinner at their wealthy friends' home and daringly decide to play "Seven Minutes in Heaven," risking ripping their relationships a part. Most the action, in "What Other Couples Do", takes place at this single location, but director and writer Courtney Daniels keeps the action going with witty dialogue and compelling characters. Daniels brings out the comedy in the relationships between men and women without losing the emotional honesty.
It's the kind of movie that makes you think and want to chat about it afterward because some how it manages to be about every relationship. This indie film is well worth watching.
One interesting dialog starts in 24:14 and then another at 35:51.
Starring Michael Marc Friedman, Cate Beehan, Emily Maya Mills, Robert Chester Smith
D. Jefferys, November 2, 2015Succeeds at what it was trying to say
This was an ultimately satisfying film for me, meaning I liked the way it wrapped up, and I came away not regretting the time I spent watching it. If you are looking for steamy adulterous escapades, you will be disappointed. The only really passionate scene here is short, and they keep their clothes on. Rather, this is an examination of people we can probably identify with on one level or another, which lets us examine ourselves a bit. The characters are somewhat self indulgent and whiney, which at first started to turn me off. The fact that they are connected to the entertainment business in L.A. just makes the self absorption even worse.
The writing sometimes crosses into that naive area where being blunt and crude is mistaken for hip and sophisticated, and it occasionally tries to be a bit too clever. But the script is usually smart and lets the actors flesh out their parts well.
The cast is appealing enough and is believable. As a guy I found all the women appealing. A couple of the men seemed a little geeky to me, and I wondered if women would really find them attractive, with their unmanly physiques and self-centered whining. My old-fashioned morality was pleased with the way things came together, even if the premise started off a bit sophomoric and troubling. In the end, the characters came to grips with their foibles and chose to find value in their relationships and recommit to them.
Vincenzo C, August 15, 2015Its adult fun and adult language
An interesting movie with modern current dialogue from the wives in this story. Theres a certain level of d isatifaction and curiosity in these women which causes them to propose a situation which could lead to some serious marital issues. Each wife or girl friend will spend 7 minutes in a closet with a male other than their husband. There are no rules and its no holds barred, at least in theory. The interesting dichotomy seems to be with the one wife you would not expected things tongo too far. Those who you thought for sure would cheat if given the chance will surprise you. Its adult fun and adult language. Its definitely worth a watch
Moacira Sobrinho, May 1, 2016Interesting for couples to realise that the grass looks greener ...
Interesting for couples to realise that the grass looks greener on the other side, but it does not necessarely holds to be thru.
Damion I. Spahr, February 24, 2016Entertaining Therapy
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Rarely does a movie speak to a generation. In this case, a generation of dysfunctional thirty-somethings and their intimate relationships. I found this film to not only stir my emotions about my self, but about those around me. I would imagine that each of us could find a moment when we would completely identify with one of the main characters. Don't be surprised when you re-think your own actions in a relationship, or find yourself asking...what would I do in that situation. The dialog was fantastic and memorable...and while there were edgy and uncomfortable moments, the cast continually hit home.
Heather, January 25, 2016starsHidden gem
This movie has heart and collects through several relationships, the struggles of love. Relatable and enjoyable. This is a hidden gem that should be watched by all!!!
Kat, January 2, 2016
This Movie is Only Awful if You are a Prude with Victorian Sensibilities.
I love this movie. I read the reviews and likely people are offended by the "7 minutes of heaven" of these friends. I think it's a candid look at the questions, concerns and thoughts all couples go through. They did a great job of representing the phases of relationships. Yes, you have to look outside the box and not get caught up in the details of how these couples opened up their lines of communication. They pushed boundaries of relationships, but they did it with consent, and respect.
I think it's a highly underrated movie that I am keeping on my list so I can go back and watch it again and take another look.
David Feger, November 24, 2015Married people not being realistic
I thought it was an interesting movie about married people going through what many married people do.
It was like a slice of life. It shows many people don't know know how well they are doing and think the grass is greener on the other side ITS NOT. Work on it and stay where you are.
Groupthink : Two Party System as Polyarchy : Corruption of Regulators : Bureaucracies : Understanding Micromanagers and Control Freaks : Toxic Managers : Harvard Mafia : Diplomatic Communication : Surviving a Bad Performance Review : Insufficient Retirement Funds as Immanent Problem of Neoliberal Regime : PseudoScience : Who Rules America : Neoliberalism : The Iron Law of Oligarchy : Libertarian Philosophy
War and Peace : Skeptical Finance : John Kenneth Galbraith :Talleyrand : Oscar Wilde : Otto Von Bismarck : Keynes : George Carlin : Skeptics : Propaganda : SE quotes : Language Design and Programming Quotes : Random IT-related quotes : Somerset Maugham : Marcus Aurelius : Kurt Vonnegut : Eric Hoffer : Winston Churchill : Napoleon Bonaparte : Ambrose Bierce : Bernard Shaw : Mark Twain Quotes
Vol 25, No.12 (December, 2013) Rational Fools vs. Efficient Crooks The efficient markets hypothesis : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2013 : Unemployment Bulletin, 2010 : Vol 23, No.10 (October, 2011) An observation about corporate security departments : Slightly Skeptical Euromaydan Chronicles, June 2014 : Greenspan legacy bulletin, 2008 : Vol 25, No.10 (October, 2013) Cryptolocker Trojan (Win32/Crilock.A) : Vol 25, No.08 (August, 2013) Cloud providers as intelligence collection hubs : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : Inequality Bulletin, 2009 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Copyleft Problems Bulletin, 2004 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Energy Bulletin, 2010 : Malware Protection Bulletin, 2010 : Vol 26, No.1 (January, 2013) Object-Oriented Cult : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2011 : Vol 23, No.11 (November, 2011) Softpanorama classification of sysadmin horror stories : Vol 25, No.05 (May, 2013) Corporate bullshit as a communication method : Vol 25, No.06 (June, 2013) A Note on the Relationship of Brooks Law and Conway Law
Fifty glorious years (1950-2000): the triumph of the US computer engineering : Donald Knuth : TAoCP and its Influence of Computer Science : Richard Stallman : Linus Torvalds : Larry Wall : John K. Ousterhout : CTSS : Multix OS Unix History : Unix shell history : VI editor : History of pipes concept : Solaris : MS DOS : Programming Languages History : PL/1 : Simula 67 : C : History of GCC development : Scripting Languages : Perl history : OS History : Mail : DNS : SSH : CPU Instruction Sets : SPARC systems 1987-2006 : Norton Commander : Norton Utilities : Norton Ghost : Frontpage history : Malware Defense History : GNU Screen : OSS early history
The Peter Principle : Parkinson Law : 1984 : The Mythical Man-Month : How to Solve It by George Polya : The Art of Computer Programming : The Elements of Programming Style : The Unix Haterís Handbook : The Jargon file : The True Believer : Programming Pearls : The Good Soldier Svejk : The Power Elite
Most popular humor pages:
Manifest of the Softpanorama IT Slacker Society : Ten Commandments of the IT Slackers Society : Computer Humor Collection : BSD Logo Story : The Cuckoo's Egg : IT Slang : C++ Humor : ARE YOU A BBS ADDICT? : The Perl Purity Test : Object oriented programmers of all nations : Financial Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : The Most Comprehensive Collection of Editor-related Humor : Programming Language Humor : Goldman Sachs related humor : Greenspan humor : C Humor : Scripting Humor : Real Programmers Humor : Web Humor : GPL-related Humor : OFM Humor : Politically Incorrect Humor : IDS Humor : "Linux Sucks" Humor : Russian Musical Humor : Best Russian Programmer Humor : Microsoft plans to buy Catholic Church : Richard Stallman Related Humor : Admin Humor : Perl-related Humor : Linus Torvalds Related humor : PseudoScience Related Humor : Networking Humor : Shell Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2012 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2013 : Java Humor : Software Engineering Humor : Sun Solaris Related Humor : Education Humor : IBM Humor : Assembler-related Humor : VIM Humor : Computer Viruses Humor : Bright tomorrow is rescheduled to a day after tomorrow : Classic Computer Humor
The Last but not Least Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand ~Archibald Putt. Ph.D
Copyright © 1996-2018 by Softpanorama Society. www.softpanorama.org was initially created as a service to the (now defunct) UN Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) in the author free time and without any remuneration. This document is an industrial compilation designed and created exclusively for educational use and is distributed under the Softpanorama Content License. Original materials copyright belong to respective owners. Quotes are made for educational purposes only in compliance with the fair use doctrine.
FAIR USE NOTICE This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to advance understanding of computer science, IT technology, economic, scientific, and social issues. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided by section 107 of the US Copyright Law according to which such material can be distributed without profit exclusively for research and educational purposes.
This is a Spartan WHYFF (We Help You For Free) site written by people for whom English is not a native language. Grammar and spelling errors should be expected. The site contain some broken links as it develops like a living tree...
|You can use PayPal to make a contribution, supporting development of this site and speed up access. In case softpanorama.org is down you can use the at softpanorama.info|
Last modified: April, 01, 2020