In this funny and honest depiction of the messiness of modern marriage, writer-director Amber Sealey also stars as Beth, a woman of childbearing age and inclination who, with her husband Mark, has been struggling to conceive. Sealey’s guileless performance as a woman betrayed by her own body is matched by Kent Osborne’s as the awkward Mark, who, confused and frustrated, turns to online dating, where he shops for the perfect affair to shake up his life. Given his counterproductive tendency to reveal his motives up front, his encounters tend to be short and ugly – until he meets the avid Louise, whose complex attitude sets them all down an unexpected path.
“Amazing… laugh-out-loud hilarious… I really can’t speak highly enough about this movie!” – Huffington Post
“Equal parts sexy and scary” – LA Times
“One of the most relevant and eloquent portraits of modern marriage to date” – Moving Pictures Network
“Dug deeper and messier, heroically past the point of comfort” – Jury, LA Film Festival
“Sealey’s patient screenplay has a clean, intelligent structure that could easily become watered down for Hollywood treatment, but she defies expectations.” – indieWIRE
“The acting is fearless… Sealey proves she is a writer with a distinct voice and a director with a clear vision… ‘How to Cheat’ takes on some difficult questions and does not cheat us with easy answers.” – Gordon and the Whale