Madness is in the eye of the audience. And in the world according to Dennis Potter, there exist a myriad of "realities" that one can inhabit. You simply have to accept the idea that one perception may be just as valid as another. That's the modus operandi
of SECRET FRIENDS, a
schizophrenic think-piece concocted and directed by Potter, who does not serve his original novel Ticket to Ride
very well. Lovers of deliberate obfuscation will, however, probably enjoy Potter's fling with confusion.
Welcome to the world of John (Alan Bates) who's haunted by a doppelgaenger who encourages him to kill his wife, Helen (Gina Bellman), because he's fixated...