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Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 May 1994 (USA)
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An interesting version of this case...
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And Edward James Olmos, excellent actor that he is, becomes Jose Menendez in this film. Damian Chapa and Travis Fine are also appropriate for the roles of Lyle, and Eric Menendez.

At this point, most are of course familiar with the entire trial, publicity, and players involved. It will be interesting to see how their lives turn out, if they are ever released from prison.

The reality of whether (and how badly) Lyle and Eric were abused is left in question; while it certainly seems feasible, why did they choose murder as the solution?. Apparently, one convinced the other that this was the only way out. In psychology, the phenomenon of "folie a deus" is a case where two conspire to commit murder, more readily than if one person were alone in the scenario.

We are exposed to the lifestyle, the demands of Beverly Hills. Jose Menedez was apparently never satisfied, with women, his children, or his accumulated wealth. Beverly DÁngelo is realistic as Kitty Menedez, she is treated as a disposable decoration, a mere object her husband moves around to suit his career goals.

It has been noted by psychiatrists that in today's era of narcissism, family members are merely: ..."chesspieces, moved at will by the narcissist, to promote his image of success and grandiosity"... Apparently Jose Menendez was a narcissist of the first order. Unfortunately, many people's lives were destroyed and ruined, his offspring never had a chance, and while murder is certainly not to be condoned, one must ask why such cases are so prevalent in American society. 9/10.


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