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Suddenly Single + What My Husband Doesn't Know (One Village Entertainment/Image DVDs)


Picture: C+/C     Sound: C+/B-     Extras: C-/C     Rating: C/C+



Now for two more formulaic David E. Talbert releases…


Suddenly Single has the luggish Isaiah Washington as the love interest to Garcelle Beauvais in a stage comedy about how are the problems that separate them to be resolved.  After a few Christian references, you guess how it works out.  I was bored from the start and felt6 like I had seen this by several different people a few dozen times before.  Science labs don’t; have this much formula and it is a very weak presentation overall only aided by the female cast having some energy and enthusiasm throughout to separate it form the usual dreck.  A behind-the-scenes featurette is the only extras.


What My Husband Doesn’t Know is somehow weaker.  Lena Summer married to a rich man who is always busy with work and not home.  She has all the money she could ever need, living in a beautiful home with a daughter in college and a perfect life... accept from her lonely nights in her bed, but when they pipes in her house need fixing, a young, strapping plumber is called in.  And what started out with fixing the plumbing turns out maybe the answer to Lena's 'plumbing' problems too.


Lena is a young woman married to a rich older man, she as everything she could ask for save for an absent husband.  After countless times of diners being called off and appointments canceled, Lena needs a man to put the fire back into her life and when in walks a handsome young plumber, a hot affair begins.  But as time goes on can Lena continue to hide her double life?  As friends and family watch on will Lena be able to tell her husband or lose everything she has?


This was a serious drama of a story/play that/s been told too often, woman marries older man for money, and then needs a younger man to satisfy her physical needs.  There was a bit of comedy mixed in with all the sexual innuendo joke and the musicals made it seem more light hearted.  In the end however, it focused on how no one is perfect as expected and we’ll let you figure out the rest.  Extras include commentary and behind the scenes.


Both are anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 presentations and a bit weak overall, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound on both just spreads around the usual simple stereo typical of all the past releases in this series, though Husband has the better sound recording.



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