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Too Good to Be True (2003)

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Cast overview:
Peter Davison ... Robert
Niamh Cusack ... Tina
Adrian Lukis Adrian Lukis ... Matthew
Heather Cameron-McLintock Heather Cameron-McLintock ... Amy Lewis (as Heather Louise Cameron)
Sandra Huggett ... Carol Lewis
Caroline Loncq ... Stella
Joseph Friend Joseph Friend ... Charlie Lewis
Sadie Shimmin Sadie Shimmin ... Debbie
Jax Williams Jax Williams ... Pauline
Patrick Pearson Patrick Pearson ... Anthony
Amanda Walker ... Tina's Mother
Jenny Howe Jenny Howe ... Registrar
Philip Wright Philip Wright ... Customer
Ashvin-Kumar Joshi Ashvin-Kumar Joshi ... Policeman


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painfully perceptive and scarily gripping
13 December 2005 | by halpen567See all my reviews

I thought this was wonderful. It was that rare thing, a completely successful thriller - disturbing, gripping, and by the end really edge-of-the-seat stuff - that also managed to be psychologically complex. It was about an ex-husband (happily remarried to the statutory younger woman) who seems to have an ideal relationship with his ex-wife - to the extent that he even goes on holiday with his ex and their two young kids. He's the perfect 21st century liberal divorced father....Until that his ex-wife meets another man, when jealousy starts to kick in. And we see the caring ex-husband and father gradually becoming obsessed both with his ex-wife and her new bloke, and trying to turn her against him. And maybe he has a point - because she met him on the internet and knows very little about him....So is the ex-husband's obsession justified? After all, he needs to protect his kids from this stranger- and also his ex-wife....

The gradual tightening of tension is done with complete psychological conviction, and a painful - and painfully common - contemporary situation is pushed into highly disturbing, nightmarish territory.

It's so good it should be made into a movie instantly!!!

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22 September 2003 (UK) See more »

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