Shadow of Doubt (1998) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|Well, add another name to my list of
singers who are actually better at acting than singing.
There was Bjork and Cher, and now Huey Lewis. Of course,
this case isn't really comparable to the others, because
Huey is a really poor actor.
But it's still better than his singing. I believe the same would be true of Air Supply if they ever did any acting, no matter how poor. They could be worse than Ed McMahon in one of those Mighty Carson Art Player sketches, and still make the list
By the same logic, we can start a new list of actors who sing better than they act. I guess we can start the list with Sofia Coppola. I've never actually heard her sing, but it has to be better than her acting.
|As for this
movie, it' s another one of those oh-so-tidy grade-b
murder mysteries where every single person in the cast is
somehow related to everything the central character is
For example, Melanie Griffith plays an attorney who is defending one client on a double murder charge.
The script also spends some time developing her unfortunate sexual liaison with a former client, and we know that the DA who opposes her in the case is her ex husband!.
Guess who committed the double murder? You're going to think I made this up, but I swear it's true. The DA committed one of them, and the psycho former client committed the other, as a copycat thing. Pretty economical use of characters, eh? Both the DA and the psycho were paid to do so by a Presidential Candidate who was being blackmailed by the first victim. The DA was promised Attorney General. The psycho was just happy to kill for the fun of it, and turned down their offer to make him Postmaster General.
|So when it all went
down, and everything was wrapped up like a nice tidy
present under the Christmas Tree I call Mystery, it was
topped off by a news announcer reading over the final
credits, telling us what happened after the last scene we
I'm pretty sure they didn't miss any cliches.
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