Cupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: ‘Lady Macbeth’ Exhibits Drama, Romance and AffairsCupid's Pulse Article: Movie Review: ‘Lady Macbeth’ Exhibits Drama, Romance and Affairs

By Melissa Lee

In an upcoming drama film, which comes to theaters today, Lady Macbeth shows the dark side of Katherine’s (Florence Pugh) stifling marriage, resulting in her embarking on an affair with a young worker from her husband’s estate. This fling ignites a fire in Katherine, causing her to stop at nothing to reach her end goal of true happiness.

Check out our movie review on Lady Macbeth, and get some relationship advice in the process!

Should you see it?:

This movie isn’t exactly a romantic comedy, but it has hints of romance and controversy, along with a ton of drama. If you’re looking for a shocking tale, this is the film for you!

Who to take:

Lady Macbeth is a serious film — it’s not filled with comedy or cheesy romance scenes, so maybe it’s not the best first date movie. However, it could be a good flick to go see with your girlfriends, or even a date with your partner.

Cupid’s Advice:

In Lady Macbeth, Katherine is stuck in an unhappy marriage with a disapproving family. In an effort to find happiness, she begins an affair with another man, eventually deciding that nothing will stop her being truly happy. While this determination can be seen as admirable, she goes about it the wrong way, resulting in poor decisions and actions. If you’re not happy in a relationship and trying to find contentment, like Katherine, Cupid has some tips:

1. Communicate: Similarly to a lot of other relationship problems, communication is key. It’s time to figure out whether or not your relationship is worth saving, and it’s important to both be honest with yourself and your partner. You should voice your thoughts and concerns, but don’t force yourself to stay if you know you won’t be happy.

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2. Do things that make you happy: Compile a list of healthy activities that make you happy, whether it be painting, working out, or meeting up with friends. If you’re doing positive things that enhance your mood, happiness will come more easily. Forming a routine with these activities can be ever more beneficial!

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3. Be honest with yourself: At the end of the day, you know yourself better than anyone else. It’s also important to put yourself first in certain situations. Don’t be afraid to take the necessary actions to make yourself happier at the end of the day, and don’t feel like you’re being selfish, either.

What are some of your tips? Share your thoughts below.