Kat is a successful lawyer and then she meets a handsome guy at the bar named Richard, who's a shrink and they fall in love and get married. So she puts her ambitions on hold and the newlyweds move away and into a neighborhood with a nosy and pretty neighbor who has her designs on Richard. One night, Kat gets a call from a woman who claims to be 6 months pregnant with his baby but he explains that she's a schizo patient he treated who fantasizes. Kat believes him. But her troubles are only starting as the pretty neighbor and Richard are getting cozy and the pregnant woman commits suicide. The movie drags a bit but Lifetime regular Brianna Cohen does a good job as the suspicious wife who finds out her husband is not who he says he is played nicely by Alex Trumble. Definitely worth a watch with a good plot!
Reviewed by lavatch8 / 10
A Question of Trust
"Secrets in the Marriage" featured a strong set of leading and supporting characters. Kat met Richard in a bar, where he was quite the showman with his slick one-liners and skills in observation. Shortly thereafter, they were married. But how much did Kat really know about Richard?
As Kat and Richard are about to celebrate their first anniversary, Kat receives a strange phone call from a woman claiming that she was having an affair with Richard and that she was now pregnant. That phone call sets in motion a series of events that may undermine Kat's chances of running for mayor, and it might even jeopardize her life.
A theme in the conversations of Kat and Richard is the importance of trust in their marriage. It soon becomes apparent that one of the characters has broken the bond of trust through deception.
One of the most interesting characters was Marcos, an old boyfriend of Kat. Marcos is now a detective, and he proves himself useful in uncovering the true story of Richard. There is also the nosy neighbor Vivienne, whose flirtatious behavior will lead to her demise. Miriam is a reporter for the local paper, who has had an axe to grind against Kat since high school.
The film was briskly paced and featured an excellent ensemble cast. One of the best scenes was the arraignment in which Richard dynamically represented himself in court. That scene helped to build dramatic tension in an especially well-crafted thriller.
Reviewed by NuttyBaby5 / 10
Kind of kind of
This is quite a nice thriller and its clean and tidy. There isn't gore as such and no weirdo dreams or strange tripping. It follows the point of view of Kat, a newly married woman. When she first met her husband at the bar, he came across as slimy and then it jumped a whole year after, and then they were married. He seemed the sort of dude that women stay away from. He had terrible manners at the bar. Also the two sisters don't seem the type to go bar hopping anyway. Often these tough strong independent women characters in films are always dense, easily led astray and trusting the most flaky people. That neighbour was annoying and even more thick than Kat. This character is supposed to be running for office, okay. The old boyfriend was a bit emo for my liking.