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Milk & Honey


Source: Catholic News Service

Low-budget drama which takes place over the course of one night about a middle-aged Manhattan couple -- both guilty of infidelity -- whose strained marriage is tested when an argument sparked by an embarrassing episode during a cocktail party drives the husband (Clint Jordan), an emotionally troubled stockbroker recovering from a recent mental meltdown, on an after-dark odyssey of soul-searching through the streets of New York, and his wife (Kirstin Russell) into the arms -- and eventually, the bed -- of a young performance artist who reminds her of a dead past love. Director Joe Maggio's meditation on human frailty illustrates how past sins can have ruinous effects in the present, but ends on a subtly hopeful note that seems to affirm the resilience of love. Several instances of full-frontal or partial nudity, including one adulterous sexual encounter, brief violence and much rough and crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America.

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