25 February 2009 | claudio_carvalho
Playing with Fire
In Miami, the successful lawyer Stacy (Alexandra Paul) and her colleague and friend Lauren (Robyn Lively) are enjoying a party promoted by the company where they work when Stacy receives a call from her hometown Venice telling that her sister Kate (Ellyn Daniels) was murdered. Stacy heads to Venice and meets her former high school mate Bobby (David Chokachi) in charge of the investigation of the case but without any lead. Stacy meets Kate's employer Roger (David Moretti) trying to get some information about her sister since they were distant and without contact for a long time. While in Kate's house, she finds an external HD hidden in her Teddy Bear and she discovers that Kate was a user of a site that promoted encounters for kinky sex; together she finds the address book of her sister with a couple of names. Stacy joins the site and schedules to meet with the guys listed in the address book sure that one of them might be the killer of her sister.
I watched "Murder.com" because I like the elegant actress Alexandra Paul, but unfortunately the plot of this movie is implausible, predictable and has a corny conclusion. Why a successful lawyer would risk her position exposing in a perverted site to investigate the death of her practically unknown sister? The police was investigating and she could have given the HD to Bobby. The conclusion is also awful since the independent profile of Stacy, who left Venice due to the lack of opportunities in a small town, does not fit with a housewife. Last but not the least; David Moretti is miscast since he is shorter than Alexandra Paul and in the climax of the story, she is visibly in a hole to look shorter than Roger. My vote is four.
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