perfect witness

I was at a dollar store which was selling a bunch of movies no one had ever heard of. It was slim pickings. The choices were some NASCAR thing, some golf movie, or The Perfect Witness. I hate sports with a passion, so I picked the obvious choice.

The Perfect Witness (aka The Ungodly) is about an amateur film maker who encounters a serial killer. The film maker blackmails the serial killer so he could make a documentary about him. The film maker quickly finds himself over his head.

The film stars Wes Bentley, that weird kid from American Beauty. Opposite plays Mark Borkowski, who had also written the film. The Perfect Witness succeeds in some clever writing, but subpar acting. Bentley, in some scenes, plays less than convincingly. His character sometimes strays and does not seem believable. Borkowski, however, does a better job and plays a pretty good serial killer.

I really don’t know how this DVD wound up in my hands. The Perfect Witness movie (aka The Ungodly, remember?) from 2007 is copyrighted “The Ungodly LLC” and is written by one of the main actors. These two things set up red flags for “shitty independent movie”. However, this movie does not leave the bad taste in my mouth that I expected. The cinematography is more than decent. So how did it end up in the dollar store and not in your local movie theater? Or maybe it had and I just haven’t been paying attention.

Want some advice? see this movie. (affiliate link) It surprised me. And don’t you like surprises?

By Al

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