We Don't Live Here Anymore

Director: John Curran
Year Released: 2004
Rating: 1.5

Four moping mopers mope through the majority of this dopey picture - there are two married couples (Laura Dern with Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Watts with Peter Krause) and they're all sleeping with each other, but none of them are happy about it and adultery - which (I'm guessing) is supposed to be something thrilling - is just something else to do when not chopping up salads or jogging. The actors are all fine, given the limitations of a fairly insular script, though I'm not sure what emotions Curran was trying to generate in the audience - it certainly can't be pity, since no one is pitiable (perhaps pitiful is a better term). They sit around and behave like children, can't bring themselves to uproot their precious lives and actually make active, adult-like decisions - they'd rather do a lot of moody brooding and drag everyone else down with them.