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A Good Marriage by Stephen King

Apparently this story was published in Stephen King's collection "Full Dark, No Stars," which I did read but for some reason I have no recollection of this story. I honestly didn't enjoy any of the stories in that collection, I remember them being just too dang dark and depressing for me. So I guess it's not very surprising I don't remember it.

But the movie adaption for this story is now available on Netflix, so I watched it today.

The story is about a woman who finds out her husband of many years (25 in the movie) is a serial killer.

I think Stephen King is a great author, and I have greatly enjoyed many of his stories, but this one I just did not get. King is all about horror and scares, but there was really nothing very creepy about this tale. In fact, there was never a scene that had my heart going, dare I say I was a little bored while watching this.

The acting was fine but that's really the only positive thing I can think of to say about this movie.

Has anyone else seen this movie? What are your opinions on it?


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DWDavisRSL wrote on February 9, 2015, 10:05 PM

I have not seen this movie and probably won't. I haven't enjoyed much of Steven King's later work. I think I outgrew my horror phase when I stopped seeing the girl who got me into many, many years ago.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 9, 2015, 11:10 PM

We watched it this past weekend and did not really like it. I also got confused on weather she was asleep and dreaming or not.

JohnRoberts wrote on February 10, 2015, 10:20 AM

King has been going downhill for many years. Too many endings that go nowhere like Cell or stories without any chills.

Began1988 wrote on February 10, 2015, 8:12 PM

I enjoy a lot of his earlier work and his later work - but there are also stories from both "eras" that I didn't get anything out of. I would recommend "Under The Dome" to get you back into it :) It's a great novel. I think my top 3 favorite King novels (not including short story collections/stories) are Rose Madder, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and Misery. Did you read any of those?

Began1988 wrote on February 10, 2015, 8:13 PM

I don't think there was really any mystery or thrills in it. I think it was a very bland movie.

Began1988 wrote on February 10, 2015, 8:15 PM

I didn't like Cell either, but I did enjoy Under the Dome. Did you read that one? I have his novel 11/22/63 but I have yet to read it. I agree that his best ones are the older ones.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 10, 2015, 11:04 PM

It didnt seem like a King movie at all to me

JohnRoberts wrote on February 11, 2015, 10:51 AM

I thought Under the Dome was interesting until yet another disappointing That's it? ending. It's the first of his novels that he injected his liberal political beliefs (it's a parable) and I dislike first person narratives so 11/22/63 is the only King I haven't read.

Began1988 wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:17 PM

Agreed!

Began1988 wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:19 PM

Oh I agree about the ending of Under the Dome. I thought it was so dumb! Lol. But I did enjoy the story up into the "big reveal." I'm really good at ignoring political tinting in novels and can just read right past them in novels. lol

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 12, 2015, 8:29 PM

I read Misery and it scared the you-know-what out of me. My favorite is still 'Salem's Lot.

Began1988 wrote on February 13, 2015, 6:20 PM

I have not read Salem's Lot yet and don't think I will. Just to scary for me lol. I remember one night just before bed I was reading Misery and it was the part where she kills the cop and then the guy sees him crawling down the cellar stairs...I didn't sleep well that night! Haha

arthurchappell wrote on February 14, 2015, 1:50 AM

Thought I'd heard of most King's stories but this one sounds new to me

Began1988 wrote on February 14, 2015, 7:03 AM

There were actually a couple of King movies that came out recently that i hadn't heard of before. This one and then one called *pause* Mercy. I had to look it up...lol