Main Plot Points:
- Everyone hates Ward’s wife and wants her dead, Ward (Donald Faison) most of all. But when his friends’ murderous fantasies turn into an (accidental) reality, they have to deal with a whole new set of problems – like how to dispose of the body and still make their 3 p.m. tee time.
- Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife, Scott Foley’s (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, The Unit) directorial debut, also starring Foley, Patrick Wilson, Amy Acker, and Nicolette Sheridan, is a blackly comic caper about helping a friend out of a bad relationship – by any means necessary.
What We Thought:
- Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife is a solid dark comedy with a great cast.
- Looking online, a lot of people didn’t seem to like the film, but I did. A lot actually.
- I’m a big fan of Patrick Wilson. I think he’s one of the best actors going who does all kinds of films both comedic and drama. He pretty much deadpans the entire movie and I found myself laughing a lot. Once Ward’s wife is killed, Wilson takes over and acts so nonchalantly throughout the cover up process. His reactions and expressions to what’s going on are so dark and comical.
- The whole cast is believable as friends because they are friends or are married to each other off camera. Wilson and Scott Foley are brother-in-laws in real life having married sisters who both star in the film as well. Amy Acker is also in the film with her real life husband James Carpinello. Greg Grunberg and Foley go all the way back to Felicity if not longer.
- I like dark comedies. Movies like God Bless America and Some Guy Who Kills People are some of my favorites of the past few years. If you like tongue in cheek, dark comedies, you’ll like this one.
- It’s Scott Foley’s feature length directorial debut and he also wrote the film. If he makes other films like this in the future, I’ll be watching.
- Maybe without as much talent behind it Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife wouldn’t be as good, but I had a lot of fun with it. Some people might not like a comedy about killing a friend’s wife, but there really is more to it. It’s about relationships, careers, your life after age 30 and so much more. Foley has something to say about life, he just happens to juxtapose it opposite a murder.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Patrick Wilson
- Scott Foley
- Donald Faison
- Amy Acker
- Greg Grunberg
Recommended if You Like:
- Very Bad Things
- Horrible Bosses
- Dark Comedies
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