Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
Director: Peter Hyams
Writer: Peter Hyams (screenplay)
Douglas Morrow (1956 screenplay)
Starring: Jesse Metcalfe, Amber Tamblyn, Michael Douglas, Orlando Jones
Synopsis: reporter tries to trick the crooked district attorney, who has been faking dna evidence to bolster his conviction rate by implicating himself in a murder.
The Woman only: LAME. i'm just going to say right now that i only finished this movie because of this blog. it was almost unbearable. this was like the courtroom drama version of a syfy original movie. the two leads played by miguel from nbc's daytime drama "passions" and amber tamblyn most memorable to me as emily quartermaine in abc's daytime drama "general hospital" were the most horribly acted roles i've seen in a "movie" for quite some time. i mean rivaling hayden christensen as anakin skywalker, particularly in "attack of the clones". it was that bad. and then we have michael douglas to round out the game of which one of these things is not like the other, which one of these things just doesn't belong. the writing, of course did not help, but it sounded like they were doing cold readings through the whole disaster of a movie.
moving onto the plot....stupid trying to play intrigue. there's also a stupid twist at the end that i didn't see coming...because i didn't care. there were supposed to be funny lines in it, but the timing was so bad, it just enhanced the extreme quality of this piece of flaming poo. the banter between the leads was so annoying and ungenuine when it was supposed to be clever. ugh. my thoughts while i was watching it brought me back to the first time i saw the spice girls. i thought they were a joke commercial for mtv. this was bordering the ridiculous on that level. like nuh-uh, for serious? this is a movie that a studio green lighted? did anyone watch the footage while it was being made? i can't imagine that someone okay-ed the release of this to the public. the last line of the movie is "fuck you" and i firmly believe that was the director laughing at anyone who saw this.