Think of this four-character chamber piece as BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE go to hell. Australia-based director John Curran's (PRAISE) incisive examination of marital misery is an impeccably acted, spiritually draining dissection of adultery in a bucolic college town. Hank Evans (Six Feet Under
's Peter Krause) and his good friend Jack Linden (Mark Ruffalo) are both professors at Cedar County College. Aspiring novelist Hank teaches creative writing, while Jack introduces undergrads to God and meaninglessness in Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilych
. They go running together and drink together, but their marriages couldn't be more different: Hank and his emotion...