Some are better because they make you think and swoon at the same time.
Staring the ever creepy Anthony Hopkins and the Oh so charming, please-don’t-look-at-me-like-that creation that is Ryan Gosling, this thriller plays with your mind while teasing your senses.
The basis for the movie is not unusual. Husband kills the philandering wife and tries to get away with it. Enter our hero, a young integrity driven man bent on seeking justice for all.
Unfortunately, not only is justice elusive, it is also very tricky and challenging.
Mr. Hopkins plays the genius, guilty husband while Mr. Gorgeous plays a young, career driven lawyer bent on getting him convicted.
To be fair to Mr. Hopkins, while his face alone can induce nightmares, he also has this mesmerizing voice and weird acting style that is really one of a kind. Especially since you believe him to be super evil and diabolical.
Ryan on the other hand, is the only guy I know who can be both boyish and appealing while looking lost and helpless.
Life certainly is not fair.
And here, you want the husband to get caught while secretly admiring his brilliance.
And I so love the idea that he almost got away with it.
I think you have to watch to find out.