How to Cheat
How to Cheat (2011)

In this funny and honest depiction of the messiness of modern marriage, Beth, a woman of child-bearing age and inclination has been struggling to conceive with her husband Mark. Beth is a woman betrayed by her own body, while Mark, who is… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

It's not groundbreaking stuff, but the ample time spent on the husband's pain and frustration creates an unexpectedly complex portrait of an ordinary, often annoying man trying to avoid being crushed by the upheavals in his ordinary life.

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Peter Debruge
Variety

A distressingly thin slice of frustrated middle-class ennui cut from the scrappy mumblecore mold.

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Eric Kohn
indieWire

Sealey's patient screenplay has a clean, intelligent structure that could easily become watered down for Hollywood treatment, but she defies expectations with a suitably ambiguous conclusion.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Essentially a commercial film in mumblecore drag, with Kent Osborne giving a great, funny performance as a hapless, unhappily married man.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Sealey's direction and dialogue aim for the believable strangeness of real human relationships instead of the schematics of melodrama. With the exception of a brief moment or two, the film definitely hits the mark.

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