Sunday, March 26, 2017

Reversal of Fortune

The ghostly voice of millionaire debutante Sunny Von Bulow (Glenn Close) informs of her two overdoses, spaced a year apart, the second resulting in a permanent vegetative state as the result of an insulin injection and her crafty, urbane husband Claus (Jeremy) being convicted of attempted murder and seeking that conviction overturned by brilliant legal mind Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver) and his team of student attorneys. Irons is the whole show in a sly, virtuoso performance and Close provides a fine supporting turn and excellent narration in what could have been a gimmicky implementation. The legal scenes however, though thorough and informative, are not nearly as riveting.
*** out of ****