Monday, February 3, 2014

Year 3 Day 53

movie: A Perfect Murder
starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow
genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
year: 1998
format: TV edit

plot:A man finds out that his wife is cheating on him, and hires her lover to kill her and make it look like a robbery gone bad. When the plan fails, both men resort to blackmail and murder.

This is a remake of the 1954 film "Dial M for Murder"

This was one of those films that even though you have a rough idea what's going to happen, you can't take your eyes off it.  At lest I couldn't.  There was a great pace, enough suspense and chemistry that it seemed to zip past.
I thought the casting choice was perfect, given that 99% was one of three people carrying the whole story.  Douglas seems to be built for corporate bad guy types, and Paltrow even though starts off as the betrayer, slides effortlessly into a sympathetic role.

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