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Let's Kill Ward's Wife

1 h 22 min2015X-Ray15
Everyone hates Ward's wife and wants her dead, especially Ward. 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 3pm tee time.
Scott Foley
Patrick WilsonScott FoleyDonald Faison
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Amy AckerGreg GrunbergNicolette Sheridan
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3.3 out of 5 stars

72 global ratings

  1. 36% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 19% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 8% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 16% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 22% of reviews have 1 stars
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StevenReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 September 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is strictly a dark comedy, in disguise!
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This film is a straight up comedy, and really enjoyable.

The first twist is how you think the movie is going to roll out. Its nicely edited to introduce all the characters as mid 30's long time friends with young kids, each with their own individual young family problem's. Pretty dull, clichéd family drama. Then things change. The jokes aren't screamed at you like typical American comedy's, they're there, but they're subtle and cutting. The devil is really in the detail, and how it comes together in this film.

Its a feel good movie for sure, and good to watch with friends if they have a dark sense of humour, but don't want to talk over the movie, as you'll just miss the dialogue.

What I liked is that it gave you realistic characters, that weren't overplayed, and a weird and funny set up, into a well told story. What they didn't give you, you're not left asking or wanting for. The film wraps itself up well, and doesn't try to be more than it needs to be. Plenty of good laughs out loud from this love if you want to pay attention, but you'll miss them, ESPECIALLY if you see Turk from Scrubs, and think every joke will be screamed at you.
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 May 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This Film is Amazing
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There was a diverse set of characters, most of whom have some sort of development following the narrative. We get to see a marriage struggling with 'the spark', a man separated from his wife who shows another side of his personality, a lonely man who seems fine on the surface but who is so important to the story because through him we see real, true struggle. And then, of course, is Ward and his wife, who's toxic relationship is mostly down to how vile Ward's wife is, heck I think I was 10 minutes into the movie and I wanted to punch her. She's very well written and truly comes across as a narcissistic p.o.s. in her screen time which is thankfully cut short early on.

All together the movie was about friendship, and the lengths people go to for who they care about as though they were family. There are some seriously funny moments, these are quite rare and I can see why some people think this shouldn't have been labeled a comedy... I would call it more of a dramady with a spoonful of absurdity sprinkled on top.
GravycReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable - but not really a 'comedy' in its truest form
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I totally understand why some people are annoyed by this movie. I wouldn't really call this a proper comedy (as it's classified). But I really enjoyed it!
It's a fun/different take on the concept of an 'accidental' murder and the relationship between a close group of friends and their marriages therein.
There's some humour in it, but not really laugh out loud "haha" funny. So don't go expecting something hilarious. It's more of a shallow drama, with some dark comical moments in it.
Also a VERY easy watch - it's not complicated and has no real twists or turns in it. Which I can understand some people might not like. But I was totally in the mood for something easy going and got what I wanted :)
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K. FarishReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Watch the trailer & be done with it
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I honestly have never watched a more unfunny and less dramatic comedy drama. Wildlife documentaries have more drama and for a comedy to not even raise a single chuckle...well. I had high hopes having seen the trailer; thought it was an interesting premise and with a good cast it should have been at least a reasonable movie, and was expecting something along the lines of Very Bad Things. How disappointing then that this is distinctly mediocre. The only half-decent character is Ronnie (James Carpinello) who at least shows some character development and some emotional variation, unlike the rest of the cast who all come across as being somewhere on the antisocial personality disorder spectrum.
BenminxReviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 February 2016
1.0 out of 5 stars
Wow. And not in a good way...
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Oh dear god, this is wretched. Don't misunderstand me - I loved the trailer, and went into this wanting to like it.
Unfortunately the movie is painfully unfunny. All of the characters seem bitter and unhappy - but not in a way that's comedic or funny - just bitter. In an odd choice, there's almost no background music, so it plays out in solemn silence like 'Three Days of The Condor' or any one of several other very serious 70s dramas. The dialogue is dire, with nothing sparky or amusing uttered by any of them until Patrick Wilson's character starts getting told off for swearing by his little girl. The actress playing Ward's wife (Dogmara Dominczyk I believe) plays it with talent and viciousness - but unfortunately there's no edgy humour to cut through the viciousness, so you're just left with a dour, unfunny, poorly written and vicious drama with dull scenes. After 25 minutes of suffering through it, with a 1-second snort of semi amusement twice, we had to put ourselves out of our misery and stop watching - something I almost never do (maybe 6 films out of 3,000+). The film is directed by Scott Foley who played Roman Bridger in Scream 3 - in which he was a director worried that someone was trying to 'kill my movie!', which is ironic since this feels utterly dead on arrival.
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Erik SReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not brilliant, but worth a watch, funny in places :)
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Yeah it's not brilliant, its pretty well casted, the story is ok and I think quite relatable in the sense of we all know someone like the person they all wanted to kill lol

Overall I'd recommend this as a film to watch if you can't find something to watch, it is quite funny in places, a little cringey in others, but overall its alright :)
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DavidReviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 June 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Not very well written
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I thought this was going to be a comedy. I have a horrible feeling the writers aren't in a good marriage. It was supposed to be about an accident. Nope. Straight up murder and conspiracy. No jokes. Just awful. Would have been better off making it a thriller or suspense movie.
Mr. R. G. HarrisReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Comedy...of errors ?
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I have no idea why or how this film qualifies as a "comedy", but maybe I was off that day ? I feel robbed... the storyline just left a whole load of unanswered questions; definitely a completely unfulfilling film for moi, I regret to say. The acting seemed good, but it seemed like the writers ran out of ideas as to how to end the film - so they just left it hanging. Not one of my better choices.
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