To all appearances, Samantha Bowman is a happily married 48 year-old grade school teacher who enjoys life with her techie husband Charlie. But behind closed doors, she’s a bit restless as she deals with a stressful job and a distant husband, whose only interest appears to be inventing virtual reality for his company, Holotech. Looking for a little harmless fun, Samantha escapes to one of Holotech’s “Adult” virtual games on Thursday afternoons where she feels more sexy and desirable than she has in years.
The First Wife
When Sophie’s life falls apart, she accepts an invitation from a childhood friend, Caroline, to visit her family’s beautiful beach house, situated at the mouth of an isolated cove, miles from the nearest town. The silence is broken only by the rhythmic crash of the waves against the jagged black rocks below. But when Sophie arrives, she finds her friend much changed. Caroline – who used to be so warm and confident – is secretive and on-edge, spending long, unexplained hours away from her family. And then there’s Caroline’s little daughter Lucy – who stopped speaking soon after they moved in. Caroline assures Sophie that it’s only a phase, but Sophie thinks Lucy looks a little uncared for, a little afraid…