- 5. A PERFECT MURDER 7.4 million last week, 46.5 million over three weeks
This, of course, is an oxymoron since nothing that is a sin against the Commandments can be perfect...but then, this is Hollywood and that's the sad part. The good part is that this is the only R-rated movie in the entire top ten this week and is slipping badly. It should. Below is the Bishops' review:
A Perfect Murder-- Because of a fleeting sexual encounter, brief but intense violence, some
rough language and profanity, the U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion
Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. "A Perfect Murder" is a glossy thriller in
which heartless husband Michael Douglas plots to have rich wife Gwyneth Paltrow killed by her ex-con lover, but all goes murderously awry. Loosely based on Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 "Dial M for Murder," the twisty plot is weakened by adding scenes of adultery and hard-edged violence as melodramatic padding.