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Easy Virtue (2008)

Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Kimberley Nixon, Katherine Parkinson, Kris Marshall, Christian Brassington, Charlotte Riley, Jim McManus
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Jim's demeanor with his apparent apathy and disinterest suggest pervasive and persistent depressed mood. We discover the loss of all his men in the war affected him profoundly, but we see no other suggestion of PTSD.

Larita stood trial for the murder of her husband and was acquitted. First describing his death as suicide (1:16), she later admits that she injected "poison into his veins" because he was too feeble to do so himself as he lay dying of cancer, and because she loved him so much.

John tells his new wife, race driver Larita, “So I lied about gingerbread hedges and obese little children.” (0:06)

John's father Jim tells John's mother Veronica, “She wasn't drunk.” (0:11)

Veronica tells John, “Congratulations on your insight and your spontaneity.” (0:13)

John asks his neighbor Philip, “Then why did you come as the village idiot?” (0:15)

Philip’s sister Sarah: “Between father's polio and Philip's mania for tipping cows...”
”... I think we'll give the Fox a break this year.” (0:17)

Sarah tells John, “Your father is, out of his mind.” (0:36)

Memorial service for Veronica’s dog Poppy. (0:39)

John tells Larita, referring to his sister, “Hilda breaks loose once, and she's almost institutionalised.” (0:46)

Tells Marion, “I am walking on eggshells here, and I believe I panicked.” (1:00)

Jim tells Larita of the losses of his brother and friends in World War I. (1:04)

Veronica finds Jim in an opium den. (1:06)

Larita tells Veronica, “I know you’re under considerable stress.” (1:07)

Veronica faints when she sees Larita and John. (1:12)

Larita tells John, referring to her court case, “It was seedy and stressful...”
Hilda: “ She was responsible for a man killing himself.”
Veronica: “The verdict was suicide, but that's not where it started.” (1:16)

Larita tells John, “You have no idea what it means to love someone so much that you’ll do anything for them, even inject them with poison when they’re too feeble to do it for themselves.” (1:28)