Hmmm ... I can see the cheesy thing! But, I think that that's just Tyler's way. His films/plays are very intent on delivering a message .. usally one of the Christian ones, (i.e., "Thou shall not ...whatever"), so I think he goes a little over the top sometimes just to drive the point home. To me, I don't consider that great filmmaking. (I used to feel the same way about Spike Lee movies and would pay to go to one of them with somebody else's money! But, some people probably get something out of movies like that.
@Vox ... And as absurd as it may have seemed that a man would disrespect his wife with his mistress in that manner ... AND ... that a wife would not go that length in that way in order to keep her no-good, disrespecting man and save her marriage .... I'm not so sure that isn't real life for a lot more people than you would imagine!
You'd be surprised what couple will put each other through.