BETWEEN US is about two sets of grad school friends, now married for
years and living in different regions of the country, reunited for a
weekend. Sharyl and Joel, the Midwesterners, had "made it"
financially. They showed off their wealth and what it bought, but
Carlo and Grace quickly learned that money didn't buy them
everything...happiness was most definitely missing. The wine was
endlessly poured and the acerbic words spilled effortlessly from Joel
and Sharyl's mouths. The anger, frustration, resentment, jealousy and
even hatred were evident. As the evening progressed, Sharyl and Joel
revealed secrets about each other in hateful, spiteful ways. Secrets
that should have remained just between the two of them came charging to
the uncomfortable forefront. We jump forward in time to two years after
this negative night to see how Grace and Carlo's relationship has
evolved. Through the use of flashing back to various interactions
between the couple over that fateful night, we learn more about what
"Between Us" reminded me in many ways of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf" with its sarcasm and verbal punches one after another directed to a "loved one." It was a tense and powerful film portraying many marriages and relationships. The reactions and emotions each actor demonstrated were riveting and ultimately believable. The fast paced, overlapping conversational style was realistic as were the topics. The reality of this film, the skilled performances, and the tight script and dialogue made this film gripping.
Marriage can be a rough road full of pot holes, loose edges, and an occasional boulder placed in the middle. It's how you work together to find a smoother path that determines the success of your marriage. "Between Us" showed us the road these two couples traveled.
Action / Drama
Action / Drama
The film is about two couples who meet as old friends and discover their lives are tainted by money, success, sex and children.
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