This film, Splitting Image, also known as I Married a Murderer, was a departure from the normal Lifetime fare I've seen. It's really a horror movie. It stars real twin brothers, Aaron and Austin Arnold, which is interesting.
When you first start watching it, it's the usual slow Lifetime thing and a typical story, about a bad twin and a good twin.
But as someone said, give this movie a chance because it does turn into sort of a horror movie, and we are left with some mysteries. This means revealing spoilers:
Why was Emma smiling when she looked down the staircase and onto the floor? And what the heck was she so happy about at the end of the movie? I mean, let's face it, either way we're talking bad seed here. Then I started to think about it, and I wondered if maybe she didn't care, she had been after something else all along.
Two big questions: was Emma pregnant at the beginning of the movie or not? Did she sleep with Frank? I was only able to get the last hour on tape - I was interrupted a couple of times during the first hour, so I couldn't tell if she was pregnant or just denying it for some reason. She seemed in a pretty big rush to walk down the aisle.
The point is, I might be seeing more than there was. Also, it was badly directed, obviously, and unclear.
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Having grown up an orphan and raised by her grandmother, Emma has worked for everything that she has, and takes pride in the simple life she's created for herself. She's always wanted a perfect marriage, but ended up with a track record of failed relationships. When she strikes up a romance with the wealthy Ted, a guy she grew up admiring from afar, and says yes to marrying him, she thinks she's finally found her soul mate and is immediately brought into a much more luxurious world than she's used to. That world also includes Ted's seductive twin brother Frank, whose affections for her go beyond family admiration. While Ted took his inheritance and launched a successful global technology business, Frank took the opposite approach and traveled the country, leaving a trail of run-ins with the law and one night stands. Now, back in town and living in his family's old home, Frank's long buried jealousy of everything his brother has, including Emma, comes to the surface. Suffering from black outs and manic episodes, related to a traumatizing accident, Frank quickly becomes a danger for anyone to be around. Soon, Emma realizes that coming between the twin brothers is more dangerous that she imagined as she discovers their darkest secrets.
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