Throw a couple of 40-something women into affairs with hunky, college-age guys, and you’ve got a Lifetime movie. Make those women lifelong best friends who are bedding each other’s sons, and you’ve got one for, what, the Cougar Channel, maybe? Cast actresses with the skills that Naomi Watts and Robin Wright bring, give their obliviously icky story some arthouse visual lyricism, and you’ve got “Adore.”
Watts and Wright play Lil and Roz, friends whose comfortable life on the idyllic Australian coast has taken a sad turn at the outset, as they gather for the funeral of Lil’s husband. Fortunately, Lil has that sturdy gal-pal bond to see her through, even if she does have trouble opening her heart again. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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