16 February 2019 | fitwrite
The Clowny Music and Posing on a Stage
For anyone seeing "Fatal Vows" for the first time, they may wonder if this is a serious crime documentary or some fictitious story -- the moment they begin hearing the ridiculous music. There's this drummy music, the kind you might hear in a love scene on a sitcom. Then there's the other kind of music, the kind that's associated with stripping. Both runs of music are entirely out of synch with a true life murder story. It's so sappy I've decided to stop watching "Fatal Vows." I'm also not sure about the overly-inserted commentary by the two psychologists. Most of what they say is already known by any viewer with basic common sense. Finally, the posing sequences on a stage, by the key "characters" in the crime, is ridiculous. It's as though the director can't make up his mind about whether the story is a true tragedy or some fictional comedy.