Alex De La Iglesia
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.
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.
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