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Cruel But Necessary (2005)

92 min | Drama

Cruel But Necessary is the story of Betty Munson's strange journey of self-discovery and soul-awakening in the traumatic years following the revelation, on videotape, of her husband's infidelity. Her marriage over, struggling to raise her ...See moreCruel But Necessary is the story of Betty Munson's strange journey of self-discovery and soul-awakening in the traumatic years following the revelation, on videotape, of her husband's infidelity. Her marriage over, struggling to raise her teen-age son alone, Betty becomes driven to discover other secrets that may surround her and so she videotapes every aspect of her life during the gradual disintegration of her comfortable upper middle-class existence. Sometimes used as an eavesdropping device, other times as a confessional, Betty's camera dispassionately records the layers of family and personal dynamics. The film is seen entirely from the viewpoint of Betty's video camera resulting in a "surveillance tape" that is a kind of voyeurism of the absurd. Written by anon. See less
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Jun 7, 2005 (United States)
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Wendel Meldrum
Betty Munson Betty Munson   See fewer
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Mark Humphrey
Doug Munson Doug Munson   See fewer
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Luke Humphrey
Darwin Munson Darwin Munson   See fewer
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Kate Albrecht
Betty's Assistant Betty's Assistant   See fewer
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Sam McMurray
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7.4 / 10 | 65 votes