Cruel But Necessary

Story: 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 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.
Year: 2005
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Production: Cruel But Necessary Inc.
Director: Saul Rubinek
Writer: Wendel Meldrum
Cast: Wendel Meldrum, Mark Humphrey, Luke Humphrey, Kate Albrecht, Eddie Allen, Esther M. Appel, Ian Axness, Jack Bryant, Jacob DeMonte-Finn, Sabine Ehrenfeld, Fred Goss, Sam McMurray, James O'Connel, Julie Payne, Anya Profumo
Release date: 7 June 2005 (USA)
Runtime: 92 min

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