From all the trailers of this movie I expected to see a movie that was from the cheater's point of view, a view point that glorified cheating and explained why it is okay. This movie was life changing for me. I expected to see cheating from the side that I normally would judge harshly and thought I am going to come to see cheating as something that is accepted and understand it. The movie starts out showing the building of a loving relationship, two people who marry young, they are first loves and come from church going moral families. The couple marry's young, get the needed education to pursue the careers they both want, all the while falling into a comfortable and predictable routine in which they start taking each other for granted, being less attentive and stop putting effort into the relationship. I think it's important that the movie shows this as the lines between right and wrong start to get blurred. The audience is able to see how these patterns may be happening in there own lives and that if you continue on this path you can be prey to others who start up flirtations with you leading you into adultery. In no way am I saying the one who gets cheated on is at fault, but you can see that they sometimes help play a part in it by how there relationship is with there spouse.
The movie shows adultery from the viewpoints of each person and even the church going mother in law. Adultery effects the couple and those around them, it can set off a chain of reaction that will connect you to others and forever change you. Adultery does not always lead to fatal or dooms day events, maybe it won't lead to the end of your marriage or cost you the future you envisioned, but it will leave a stain on your soul that you will always know is there and will never be cleaned off no matter how much you repent. Once you cross the line of right to wrong, you can never undo that choice.
This movie saved my marriage making me think about how divorce or cheating is a BIG deal and how much that alters your life and can't be undone. If you want out, be sure and really give it your all and own up to your part of how you got where you are in order to turn things around.