mardi 7 mai 2013

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor — Not really worth it — 5*/10

Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor wants to be a cautionary tale, but ends up being moralistic.

The good. It is a good representation of the temptations faced by a person who hasn't experienced all that life has to offer. Nice connection with the B story looping back to the A story. Nice acting. Interesting series of events.

The bad. The introduction, with the start of the narration about the "sister". Lousy at best. The end with the "I will put and end to it". Clarity doesn't happen as a lighting strike. If you remove the story telling from the movie, it's already much better. And finally, a violent abuser doesn't operate like that.

The ugly. If you listen to this movie, it seems to condone a number of reprehensible things. It's permissible to continue even if she says no because you believe she really wants you. Religion is the answer to everything. If you have AIDS, you will end up alone.

The result. Skip it, unless you're christian.