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The Perfect Crime
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Apr 10, 2007 By: Sturdy
The Perfect Crime order
Director:
Alex De La Iglesia

Actors:
Guillermo Toledo
Monica Cervera
Luis Varela

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Rafael is moving up in the world, but things take a unique turn when he accidentally kills his new boss. Stuck in a compromising position with a woman he canít stand, he must find a way to get his life back.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I donít think THE PERFECT CRIME is a good title for this film because it makes it sound like a bank robbery movie. Instead, itís a humorous tale of a man living above his means trying to do anything to get the life he thinks he wants. Either way, this film hits on all levels and is sure to please people looking for a witty and fun black comedy.

The star of the film is Guillermo Toledo who carries that responsibility with great results. He is perfect as the suave wannabe Rafael. Heís sleazy, but also gives the character a vulnerability that makes you enjoy watching him on the screen. There was a fine line Toledo walked between making this character someone you root for and someone you canít stand. Luckily, he pulls it off and you canít help but like the guy.

I also really enjoyed the structure and pace of the film as a whole. I hadnít heard much about it before watching it and I was pleasantly surprised the whole film. It was a good time with clever, intelligent humor throughout. Comedies like this are the exception in todayís films rather than the rule. Too many times we get Adam Sandler talking loud and whining face for 90 minutes as opposed to a carefully set up story with real characters. I guess the bulk of the praise should be given to director Alex De La Iglesia who also co-wrote the screenplay. He does a fine job of keeping things moving and adds just enough originality to keep you entertained. All in all, this is a fine film for all movie fans.
THE EXTRAS
Commentary with Alex De La Iglesia: Itís rough to read a commentary, but if you can hang with it, this one is pretty good. The jokes and humor get lost in the translation, but he keeps it going and provides enough insight to make it interesting.

Making of the Perfect Crime (16:00): This is pretty much a fluff piece with too many movie clips injected in it. It doesnít provide anything new to the viewer and doesnít even have many behind the scenes clips to make it worthwhile.

There are also some Previews
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Anyone who wants to broaden their horizons and take a chance on a lesser known foreign comedy will come out pleasantly surprised with this one. It was smart, funny and had great characters. Overall, this is a definite recommend.
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