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Let's Kill Ward's Wife on DVD

Sunday, 12 April 2015 23:00 Written by 

Let's Kill Ward's Wife - out now on DVD"Let's Kill Ward's Wife" is a black comedy about bad relationships, murder and golf. Ward (Donald Faison - Scrubs, "Clueless") is in a terrible marriage. His wife Stacy (Dagmara Dominczyk - "The Count of Monte Cristo") is a total pain in the rear, trampling all over Ward, bossing him around and generally making his life a living hell. His friends cannot stand her either but he is too weak to act until an accident at a birthday party changes everything.

Tom, one of Ward's buddies (Scott Foley - Scandal, The Unit) takes advantage of the mishap to finish Stacy off, and that is only the beginning of the group's troubles. Disposing of the body could be tricky with a nosy cop (Greg Grunberg - Heroes, Masters of Sex) living opposite. The cast also includes Patrick Wilson ("The Conjuring", "Insidious"), Amy Acker (Person of Interest, Angel), James Carpinello ("The Punisher") and Marika Dominczyk (Brothers & Sisters).

The film is Scott Foley's directorial début, and as first movies go it is a fairly confident effort, with some charged interplay between the leads, some laughs and brisk pacing. The atmosphere is not as fraught as it might have been, and the involvement of Grunberg's policeman could have been fleshed out a bit more to increase the tension. The ending also fizzes out and is a little too neat given what occurred beforehand.

There are a few gross moments to please fans of that sort of comedy, but not neither the humour not the thriller aspects are ramped up enough to make the film a complete success.

There do not appear to be any special features on the disc.

"Let's Kill Ward's Wife" (2014) is out now on DVD, courtesy of Matchbox Films. The main feature has a running time of 79 minutes approx, carries a ‘15’ certificate and retails for £12.99, or less from


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