The Husband

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Average Rating: 3.1/5

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A man must care for his infant son by himself after his wife is incarcerated for sexually abusing a minor.


Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
as Henry Andreas
Sarah Allen
as Alyssa Andreas
August Diehl
as Karl 'Rusty' Rost

Critic Reviews for The Husband

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

This is the kind of thoughtful, confident and seamlessly integrated filmmaking that comes from an uncommon fusion of artist and subject ...

Mar 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

McDonald isn't seeking to make explosive drama about a human time bomb, preferring to show the many mood swings of real life.

Mar 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Dark and sometimes tender, The Husband is the grim, realistic flip side of a what if - what if Notes on a Scandal focused solely on the drudgery of the husband's life in the wake of the betrayal?

Mar 20, 2014 | Rating: 3/4

McCabe-Lokos wrote the script for this stripped-down piece of psychological suspense that gets to the bony heart of love. And to his credit, he doesn't mind looking unsympathetic and cruel, even completely irresponsible.

Mar 13, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

...a sporadically compelling yet thoroughly underwhelming little drama...

Oct 28, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If you find yourself in the mood for a black comedy about a guy who is definitely worse off than you are right now, The Husband is that guy.

Oct 18, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Husband

McDonald didn't receive the acclaim that he should have for directing an evolving Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, often unsuccessfully through emotions he must bare following a crime committed by his wife that lands her in jail. An ordinary man tires to deal with extraordinary circumstances.

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