Synopsis by Mark Deming
A couple's jealousy and infidelity turns violent, with another man caught in the middle, in this adult-themed thriller. Ruth (Rebecca DeMornay) and Matt (Michael Rooker) do not have the healthiest relationship of any married couple you might meet. While their sexual passion for each other runs strong, they also have just as deep a reserve of murderous hatred; Matt keeps hiding his gun in different parts of the house in case he feels like using it against his wife, and Ruth keeps setting up complicated booby traps to kill Matt that don't ever work quite right. Matt's job selling pharmaceuticals to veterinary hospitals keeps him on the road much of the time, but what Ruth doesn't know is that Matt has other reasons for being away -- Matt has another wife in a small town in the country, and he shuttles back and forth between his two families with neither knowing of the other's existence. Ruth, in an effort to simultaneously punish Matt and make him jealous, turns her attentions to Tom (Mark Rolston), her next door neighbor, and she soon snares him in a dangerous web of sexual gamesmanship. Wicked Ways, which Rooker and DeMornay co-produced, was also released under the title A Table for One.
husband-and-wife, marital-problems, hatred, passion, extramarital-affair, bigamy, revenge