On Christmas, I rewatched Love actually, a real classic IMHO. Awesome line-up, heartwarming stories and overall pretty believable human beings.
However, from the first time I watched it, Emma Thompson’s reaction at the end has always bothered me a bit. For those who haven’t seen it,
her husband (Alan Rickman) gives his secretary a gold necklace, while she gets a Joni Mitchell special edition CD. She thought she would get the necklace, because she snuck in her husband’s bag and found it. Understandably she is very upset and confronts him about it, wondering if it’s just a necklace, a necklace and sex or (the worst) a necklace and love. Alan Rickman apologizes profusely and she gives him the silent treatment for the rest of the movie. As far as we know, nothing whatsoever happened between him and the secretary.
She never actually asks him what happened and just she chooses to be the victim and assume the worst. I can see she is hurt, but is her behavior a little martyr-like? It seems to me that she is keeping a facade for the kids, but is basically done with her husband, when they could both just talk it over.