I was 9 when this happened so obvi didn’t really get it or care, although I do remember it and all the subsequent movies. Like others before me I will put a disclaimer on my comments that the end result was obviously not OK At All, but I do see how Betty got to that point. I feel very badly for everyone, particularly the young boys. Betty actually had some good friends that were sticking by her and sticking up for her. She had competent lawyers and even therapists. She had a lot more support than many women in similar situations; it’s such a tragedy that none of that helped her in the end.
Except for the murder part I really didn’t feel much sympathy for Linda or Dan. They should have changed their locks, gotten a security system, been more proactive with security in general, but no, they were too busy mocking Betty and thinking they were superior. Not quite sure why a cheat and his mistress would think they had the higher moral ground ever, but ok. Linda was young but I have to agree, Dan would have done the same to her as he did to his first wife. If he’s cheating on his wife with you, he will cheat on you with someone else. Thems the breaks.
I don’t know how to feel about Amanda Peet in this role except it really grosses me out that she’s always eating and talking with her mouth full. Yuck. Christian Slater is one of those actors that doesn’t age, a la John Stamos. The 80’s fashions are on point.