Roger xf187 首页Ebert Home

The Secrets She Keeps

如果通过终身通道过滤器运行“数据线”的一集,则结果将是“她保留的秘密”。在其整体情节中,澳大利亚惊悚片 - 从迈克尔罗斯坦的同一个名叫小说改编,这本身就是基于英国的真实故事 - 类似于前运行的调查新闻新闻冠军。一个美丽的家庭被一个无法形容的悲剧击中;配偶撒谎,彼此撒谎;整个国家作为背叛的盗贼。在其表演中,特别是“唐顿”修道院女演员Laura Carmichael., going way against type—“The Secrets She Keeps” skews toward the melodrama on which the Lifetime network was built, with extravagant reactions, venomous exchanges, and purposeful obfuscation. The combination results in a very watchable, albeit slightly shallow, exploration of how femininity and motherhood intertwine and toxify.

“她守信的秘密”遵循澳大利亚悉尼郊外的郊区的两名妇女。虽然与30多个月一样,在9个月沿着麦格(Jessica de Gouw) and Agatha (Carmichael) are otherwise quite different. Meghan is an aspiring influencer, a mommy blogger with 90,000 followers of her Mucky Kids blog. On it, she posts and vlogs about her two children with husband Jack (迈克尔·多尔南),电视运动记者,以及她的“哎呀宝宝怀孕”。杰克和梅根没有计划有第三个孩子 - 她的兴奋远远超过了他 - 但是通过所有的外表,他们的生活似乎是完美的。他们住在一个华丽的家里;他们的孩子健康;而Meghan的博客越来越受欢迎。

但是这个系列是一个惊悚片,毕竟,所以必须在梅根和杰克的关系中苍蝇。她不喜欢和最好的朋友西蒙花多少时间(Ryan Corr),谁也在电视网络上工作。虽然他们出去午餐和饮料时,麦格在家与孩子们一起,处理大部分国内劳动力。与此同时,杰克一直在努力促进和筹集工作,但他一直在锚地工作;他的一个薪水支持不断增长的家庭的应变开始表现出来。Meghan的博客每月带来几百美元,但她也困扰着一个巨魔,他留下了威胁她和她的宝宝在每一个糟糕的孩子们帖子上的评论。宝宝是梅根和杰克已经歪斜的另一个楔子:“我们需要再次找到我们的亲密关系,”麦格向她的妹妹的恩典抱怨(Cariba Heine),但她不确定杰克愿意在中间见到她。

虽然麦格和杰克挣扎着保持一个完美的外观,她正在看。每当Meghan访问杂货店时,她都落后于商店职员agatha,他也遵循糟糕的孩子。阿加莎斯特鲁克是什么?在与梅根的对话中,她有点过于咯咯地笑,关于他们的怀孕,以及他们类似的截止日期:6月的第一周。但她也很漂亮,推开一位老朋友,忽略了她母亲的电话,并在前男友海登上放下妊娠重磅炸弹(Michael Sheasby) after months of no contact. Agatha is erratic, Meghan is aggrieved, and the two of them are on a collision course, the terms of which “The Secrets She Keeps” heavily suggests by the end of its first episode.

对于作为一个明显的惊悚片被罚款的系列而言,它略微令人沮丧,即“她的秘密”并没有真正偏离在第一个小时内成立的某种叙述;它比较直的事情。作家萨拉沃克和乔纳森加文,每个人的三章系列,全部安装装满了剧情,与常用的肥皂元素如不忠(通过嘴唇分开,墙壁倒叙)和垃圾倒置)和谋杀。董事凯瑟琳Millar和Jen Leveley设定了一个坚实的速度,建立缓慢燃烧的紧张,并在震惊的惊喜时刻洒。在整个中,在整个跑步时跑来持续有趣:当他的浪漫伴侣问道时,一个男人的自我笑容,“有多少妇女怀孕了?”;Meghan的母亲,刺激了她的影响者的感情,询问水果篮礼物,“我的意思是用石榴做什么?”;一个充满物品的网上购物车,实际上尖叫,“我计划幸福的东西!”

But the greatest shortcoming of “The Secrets She Keeps,” which becomes clearer with each episode, is how the series fails to progress Agatha and Meghan forward in terms of interior development. Traumatic backstories abound, including a particularly unsettling one that nods toward how often we dismiss the pain of young women. The series does explore, to a limited degree, how motherhood acts as a unifier, instilling in women an immediate trust in others who also have children. Meghan and Agatha have barely had a couple of conversations when Meghan says of Agatha’s labor, “I want all the gory details,” an assumption of sharing that Agatha is all too eager to provide. Is this all that female friendship becomes after a certain age, the series wonders: bonding over children? “The Secrets She Keeps” dares to ask whether such a connection could be meaningless instead of meaningful, and there’s a refreshingly subversive quality to that query.

Yet there is an ultimate dissatisfaction to the series that is perhaps caused by its lack of reflection for what certain choices mean for these characters. The focus on cliffhangers and subterfuge means that Agatha and Meghan become defined by one secret each, and the series doesn’t expand their personalities much past that. De Gouw and Carmichael are solid performers—the former communicating ambition as a way to mask resentment, the latter balancing frailty and ferality—but the work they do on a scene-by-scene basis increasingly feels irrelevant given where the narrative needs these characters to go. This becomes most clear in the series finale, when one of the women realizes that she’s overlooked a significant element of her personal life. “I would have known. I would have sensed it,” she insists, and the desperate tenor of her claim makes an impact. By the end of the episode, though, there’s no further mention of this self-doubt, and no indication of how the character’s behavior will be shaped by or transcend past that uncertainty. “The Secrets She Keeps” is well-acted and tightly woven, but the broader points it aspires to make about maternal desire as social capital and motherhood as performance end up overshadowed.

整个系列筛选审查。4月19日,“她守信的秘密”在AMC上进行了总理。

兴发f881

Roxana Hadadi是一部电影,电视和流行文化评论家。她在马里兰州巴尔的摩以外的文学和生活中占据了一群。

Now playing

Things Heard & Seen
姐妹与晶体管
关于无穷无尽
一起
Stowaway

Film Credits

The Secrets She Keeps movie poster

她保留的秘密(2021)

Laura Carmichael.as Agatha

Jessica de Gouw作为玛吉

迈克尔·多尔南作为杰克

Ryan Corr作为西蒙

Cariba Heine作为恩典

Michael Sheasby作为海登

最新博客帖子

Comments