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About the Movie
Set in 1860's Paris, Therese (Elizabeth Olsen) is a sexually repressed young woman trapped into a loveless marriage by her domineering aunt (Jessica Lange). She meets her husband's alluring friend, Laurent (Oscar Isaac), and is drawn into an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 87
- Fresh: 36
- Rotten: 51
- Average Rating: 5.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Olsen widens her eyes and parts her lips prettily, but she's a wan, recessive presence and an increasingly problematic one as Therese and Laurent are engulfed by mud and blood.
Fresh: [A] wicked, The Postman Always Rings Twice-style riff on the 19th-century bodice ripper Therese Raquin.
Rotten: A film rich in atmosphere but emotionally as blunt as its title.
Fresh: An effective period piece thriller that incorporates love, lust, desperation, and madness into a stew thickened by a gothic atmosphere.
Made for Lifetime movie of the week. Waste of time and money.
A dramatic story at its finest (spoiler alert)
In secret is a moving, fascinating film about a young girl who unfortunately gets married to her feeble minded brother and moves out of town. New in the city, the young woman is lonely and has no love for her brother that tries his best to keep their relationship strong. Her mother owns a shop and has dinner with a bunch of her friends. The young woman sees an astonishing young man and falls in love with him. She has an affair with him, her brother/husband unknowingly on the sidelines. They make a plan to kill him and they end up drowning him. In their excruciating guilt trip, none of them can take it anymore and they both end up killing themselves. Sort of on the lines of Romeo and Juliet. I am not at all comparing it to the Shakespeare play. I enjoyed this movie a lot. I'm not a big drama fan but this movie caught my eye when I saw it in the theatres. I don't watch independent movies as much either but this one got to me. Emotion all throughout the movie. I was angry about the affair, sad when the brother died and especially at the ending scene. Charles Stratton delivers an excellent amount of emotion and definitely makes you care about the characters during the film. Absolutely a must-see film for drama lovers alike.