Movie Ratings That Actually Work    Become a Member

"One of the 50 Coolest Websites...they simply tell it like it is" - TIME

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO


advertisement


advertisement

Separate Lies | 2005 | R | - 4.4.5

Tom Wilkinson stars as a workaholic London attorney whose wife (Emily Watson) feels unfulfilled and becomes involved in an extramarital affair. When she and her lover (Rupert Everett) are involved in a hit-and-run on a country lane, her husband finally finds out, and while shocked and depressed, he tries to protect her. However, truth and lies become entangled and their lives are torn apart by the reality of what has happened. Also with Hermione Norris and Linda Bassett. Directed by Julian Fellowes. [1:27]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman comes out of a shower with a towel wrapped around her (we see her bare shoulders and cleavage), a woman opens her robe and reveals lace bra and panties, cleavage and bare abdomen, and a woman wears low-cut and tight-fitting sweaters and dresses that reveal cleavage throughout the movie.
 A man wakes up in bed in a woman's apartment (she's not his wife) and he is bare-chested. A husband and wife lie in bed together (he is bare-chested and she wears a spaghetti strapped nightgown).
 A woman caresses and kisses the face of a man she's having an affair with, while her husband watches. A woman confesses to being unfaithful to her husband on several occasions. A man yells at his wife and asks her for explicit details about the extra-marital affair she is having.


the review continues below...

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man riding a bike along a country road is run down by a car that does not stop; we see the man roll on the ground and he lies motionless -- we see this scene several times throughout the movie.
 We hear about a man being run over by a car, we hear that the man is in the hospital and we hear that he died from his injuries.
 A man punches a man in the face and he falls to the floor.
 A man yells at his wife. A woman throws a large platter on a counter breaking the plate and spilling the food that was on it. A man drives recklessly through narrow streets.
 A woman wakes up whimpering from a bad dream. A man says he is dying of cancer.
 A man vomits (we hear him gag and see goo).


the review continues below...

LANGUAGE 5 - 9 F-words, 1 sexual reference, 1 scatological term, 1 anatomical term, 4 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid), 6 religious exclamations.


the review continues below...

SUBSTANCE USE - A man drinks alcohol in several scenes and appears to have a drinking problem, three people drink alcohol in several scenes, a man drinks wine, people drink wine at a restaurant, and two men drink wine at lunch.


the review continues below...

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Lies, truth, consequences, infidelity, appearances, manslaughter, murder, perfection, mistakes, love, lust, neuroses, disappointment, bitterness, driving under the influence of alcohol.

MESSAGE - We all make mistakes but hiding them or lying about them simply makes things worse.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


advertisement


advertisement

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we don't always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we will accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we do not always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

Join Our Weekly Updates

Join Our Weekly Updates

Receive the latest information on new reviews

We won't sell or share your email address with anyone

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This