5 TO 7

An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there’s just one catch: She’s married, and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening. –IMDB

In many respects, this was an intriguing little movie. In fact, it improved the further into the story it travelled. It raises some interesting ethical issues about certain types of marriages, the relationship between sex and love, and the illusion that an affair can be indulged in without serious consequences — at least for one party. The problem with the movie is that there isn’t much chemistry between the leads and the dialogue felt stilted, even though the script itself is quite smart when it explores ideas. There is an old-fashioned feel to it even thought the issues are quite contemporary. It’s worth watching if you’re looking for something a bit different in the “romance” genre and there is no doubt it is provocative. Check it out on DVD when it becomes available.