The Secret Lives of Dentists

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  • R
  • 2002
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.4  (3,527)
  • 76

The Secret Lives of Dentists is a drama film that was released in 2002, directed by Alan Rudolph and stars Campbell Scott, Hope Davis, and Denis Leary. The story revolves around a happily married couple, David and Dana Hurst (played by Campbell Scott and Hope Davis), who are both dentists and run their own dental practice. They have three young daughters and seem to have a perfect life, until one day, Dana gets sick and David starts to notice some strange changes in her behavior.

David begins to suspect that his wife may be having an affair with a patient named Slater (played by Denis Leary), who has been hanging around their dental office more frequently. As his suspicion grows, David's personal and professional life start to fall apart. He struggles to balance his duties as a father and husband while running a successful dental practice, all while dealing with his growing jealousy and paranoia.

David confides in his friend and fellow dentist, Jerry (played by Robin Tunney), who tries to offer him support and advice. However, David's suspicions continue to escalate, and he finds himself in a state of emotional turmoil as he tries to figure out what is really going on.

As the film progresses, the tension between David and Dana reaches a breaking point, and the couple is forced to confront the truth about their relationship. The Secret Lives of Dentists offers an insightful look into the complexities of modern relationships and the struggles that people face when trying to maintain a balance between their personal and professional lives.

The film was generally well-received by critics, who praised the strong performances from the lead actors and the deft direction of Alan Rudolph. The Secret Lives of Dentists is a thoughtful and affecting drama that explores the highs and lows of marriage and the challenges that come with building and maintaining strong relationships.

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