Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Zoo Story

Cotter Smith and Joely Richardson in Side Effects.

When upper-middle-class couples start behaving like undomesticated animals, chances are good that you're watching one of Michael Weller's recent two-handers, Fifty Words or Side Effects, which I reviewed for Time Out New York, and which boasts a big, brassy performance from Joely Richardson as an emotionally troubled, unhappily married woman desperate to break free.