An Imperfect Murder

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Self-indulgent thriller is boring; violence, drinking.

R 2020 72 minutes

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age 16+

An Imperfect Flick

The painting that appears in the opening montage and later on the wall of the apartment is by Hieronymous Bosch, titled The Garden of Earthy Delights, with the middle panel depicting a wide range of human behavior from lust to depravity. The film, by and large, is tedious and, IMO, does not make any real connection to the Bosch painting at all. James Toback's "probing" inquisition of Vera ---which seems to want to explore the subject of her sex life--- reveals nothing about Vera and everything about James----Intrusive and unwelcome as he seems to be----sitting there nattering on about himself. The "tell" is his comment that she validates him (I am paraphrasing.) The best things about this film: 1. the loft and furnishings; 2. the acting of Sienna Miller, Charles Grodin and Alec Baldwin. These actors stand in high relief against the dull insipid "performances" of Toback and Icahn. I recommend watching this if you want to study the great acting skills of the three aforementioned actors otherwise skip this self-indulgent clap-trap that dares to equate itself with a masterpiece by Bosch.
age 18+

The imperfect murder

This was a very boring movie. A lot of disconnected talk. I shouldn't have bothered to watch it. It seemed to have no purpose or meaning.

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