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Cruel But Necessary (2005)





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When a vacation video reveals that her husband is having a secret affair, the family camcorder becomes a weapon of truth for a married suburban housewife. Betty (Wendel Meldrum) was poring over her family vacation video when she realized that a telephone conversation captured on the tape revealed her husband's infidelity. Later, as Betty makes the transformation from typical housewife to single mother, the camera becomes her constant companion. Videotaping everything from gynecological exams to blind dates, Betty begins to realize the importance of editing her work as her archives become increasingly unruly. But while Betty's new obsession may seem strange to her family and friends, it doesn't take long to realize that there's no denying the truth when it's captured on camera.


Wendel Meldrum
as Betty Munson
Luke Humphrey
as Darwin Munson
Mark Humphrey
as Doug Munson
Sam McMurray
as Apartment Manager
Lisa Zane
as Gynecologist
Kate Albrecht
as Betty's Assistant
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definitely lives up to its "cruel" moniker... but is it "necessary?"

May 18, 2009 | Rating: 4/5

Too often, however, I kept thinking of the missed opportunities and wished that the writer would have taken more risk with the characters.

March 21, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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