“‘Til Death Do Us Part” (Novus)
By Catholic News Service
A deep dive into the shallow end of the melodrama pool with predictable results.
An improbable plot centered on a faked death is carried as a badge of honor. The film’s moral viewpoint may be in the right place, but the plot construction from director-screenwriter Chris Stokes is too ludicrous to make the story in any way relatable to anyone. A wife (Annie Ilonzeh) fakes her own death in a car crash to escape an abusive husband, and takes on a new identity and job in hopes he won’t find her.
Physical violence, fleeting rough language and profanities. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.