"A Perfect Murder"
Review written by: Alex Sandell
What's the story?
A married couple (Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow) don't see eye to eye in the "'til death do us part" department. When Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas) finds out his wife (Gwyneth Paltrow) is cheating on him with some low-brow "artist" (Viggo Mortensen) he decides to blackmail the artist by offering him a ton of money to kill his own wife. The plot twists and turns, with everyone deceiving everyone else by the time the credits roll.
So how is it? (Get to the point, already)
It's an effective remake of an ineffective Hitchcock thriller ("Dial M For Murder"). The film throws you into a love/hate relationship with each of the characters, only to leave you confused as to who it is you were supposed to be rooting for, in the end. There's no "good guy" here, and unfortunately, there's not enough adequate suspense or plot development to keep this wicked revenge yarn rolling.
What does it make you feel like eating?
What are you selling us here???
Inspiration for all older men who will suddenly start thinking, "hey - if Michael Douglas can do it, maybe I can find a Gwyneth Paltrow, too!"
If it won an Oscar, what would it be?
"Best Actor Playing the Same Part Throughout his Career" - Michael Douglas
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