Cinema: Marriage-Go-Round

There are plenty of good things to go around in Lovers and Other Strangers, and most of those things are actors. The movie, which is slight but highly amusing stuff about the vagaries and hypocrisies of (yes, again) modern marriage, provides a first-rate showcase for some of the year's best ensemble acting. The cast, with a couple of obvious exceptions, is made up of actors whose concern with performance rather than appearance ought to send many of their colleagues scurrying back to acting class.

The plot is a somewhat chaotic contrivance, involving two kids...

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