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    Who Wouldn’t Want to See This?

    By kyle | January 15, 2009

    Marie (Julianne Moore) and Bruce (Matthew Broderick), an unemployed married couple whose relationship has long since fallen apart, go through a typical day of bickering, verbal abuse, deep-seeded loathing and emotional neuroses.

    –From the press release accompanying the long-unawaited March 10, 2009 DVD release of “Marie and Bruce,” a movie that showed at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was never released in theaters.

    Topics: DVD, Movies | 7 Comments »

    7 Responses to “Who Wouldn’t Want to See This?”

    1. K Says:
      January 15th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

      They could set the story in the 50s and had the wife’s ambitions of self realization smashed by the fundamentalist anti-communist patriarchy, or even inside a Nazi death camp, but NOOOOO!

      No awards for you, IDIOTS!

    2. Brandon Says:
      January 15th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

      Man, minus the unemployed part I grew watching that story. Not a lot of fun and certainly not something I’d pay $10 to watch imitated.

    3. kishke Says:
      January 15th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

      Don’t they mean “deep-seated” loathing? Illiterates.

    4. Jonathan Says:
      January 15th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

      Hell of a promotional piece there.

    5. kyle Says:
      January 15th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      Yes, I didn’t even notice the typo (not mine) on “deep-seeded” loathing.

    6. kishke Says:
      January 15th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

      I don’t think it’s a typo. They’re just ignorant of the actual phrase. Like when people say “straight-laced” when they mean “strait-laced.”

    7. Anwyn Says:
      January 16th, 2009 at 12:38 am

      That deep-seeded thing is going around. Bleargh.