I SHOT MY WIFE… PROVE IT.
Architect Ted Crawford (Anthony Hopkins) shoots his wife and surrenders to the police, but Willy Beachum (Ryan Gosling), the cocky prosecutor, soon realizes that he doesn’t have the upper hand. The great joy of this film is watching the two stars play games. You start out rooting for the evil architect because the arrogant attorney needs to be taken down a notch or two. But after a while you switch sides and want the humbled young man to defeat his brilliant opponent. The actors rise above the material. The basic idea for the film, the murder scheme, keeps you guessing but few will believe that the killer is stupid enough to make his one mistake.
2007-U.S. 112 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Gregory Hoblit. Cast: Anthony Hopkins (Ted Crawford), Ryan Gosling (Willy Beachum), David Strathairn (Joe Lobruto), Rosamund Pike, Billy Burke, Fiona Shaw.