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Actors: Laura Linney, Antonio Banderas, Liam Neeson, Romola Galai,

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This is the story of a man who after his wife's realizes she has been having an affair and sets out for revenge but ends up becoming friends with the other man. Peter is a family man who has been married to Lisa for over 20 years and they have a daughter named Abigail. Their marriage has been perfect until the time Lisa dies and Peter discovers secrets she has been hiding from him. After suffering from cancer secretly, Lisa towards her death gives her daughter Abigail a note and instructs her on where to keep it so that Peter can find it later on. This note contains a password for the folder that would reveal her infidelity.
After her mother's death, Abigail gives her father the note and the events that follow make him suspect that Lisa was having an affair. He comes across a number of emails from a man called Ralph living in Milan, a place his wife made many business trips to. He manages to open the folder and comes across romantic pictures of Lisa and Ralph. He therefore resolves to travel to Milan to seek revenge, an idea Abigail is not comfortable with. She believes that her father should just move on because her mother is already dead and revenge would only make things worse for them. Abigail and her father are also not in very good terms since Peter dislikes the fact that she is dating George, a musician who is not doing well financially.
On his arrival to Milan, Peter meets Ralph and decides to be friends with him first before executing his revenge. He however fails since Ralph ends up being a very committed friend. He also realizes that he is a poor man and pity sets in. When he reveals his true identity as Lisa's husband, Ralph informs him that Lisa was devoted to their marriage only that he was not giving her enough attention as a result of his work. A midst a lot of bitterness he accepts Ralph's invitation to Lisa's memorial party, tagging along Abigail and George. This implies that he has learnt his lessons and now he accepts people as they are, including George.
Best part of story, including ending: I like this story because it shows the importance of prioritizing family over work.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when Peter realizes that Ralph is a poor man and that is when he visits his apartment. This makes him realize that his wife was with Ralph for the attention he was giving her and not for financial benefits.

Opinion about the main character: I don't like the fact that Peter is a very opinionated man and does not listen to his daughter's advice against taking revenge.

The review of this Movie prepared by Zipporah a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar





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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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