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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
The plot certainly does twist in its brief life. I would have liked to see more development of Wilkinson's character from smug and perfect to caring about others. I really dont think he was likable at all. I did cry with him but I just don't understand their absence of character development in this film. I felt Rupert looked genuinely ill and I didnt know if it was intentional or if he has an illness in actuality. Anyway, it's worth watching but needed more development.
We would not reccomend this movie at all.. Its Soooo Boring and it has no meaning! The whole movie is about this lady cheating on her husband with him knowing it and him begging her not to leave him! Thats It!!