My Favorite Wife ★★★

The Criterion Channel guided me to the Cary Grant-Irene Dunne comedic stepchild My Favorite Wife: a testament to everything to be hated about jealousy and ownership in marriage. Heterosexuals are so weird! Dunne is a lively force under peculiar circumstances: after being shipwrecked on an island for 7 years, she returns home to find her husband recently re-married to a droll lady. Complicating that jealousy, she hides her island companion: a studly Randolph Scott (Cary Grant's reallife roommate). Grant and Scott have wonderful chemistry, and his introduction with the gayest diving scene will tell you everything about why I'm glad my marriage won't have this complicated situation; we'll just have a foursome and see if any of them can keep up.