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An Imperfect Murder (2017)

The Private Life of a Modern Woman (original title)
R | | Drama | 9 October 2020 (USA)
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An actress's nightmare about killing her ex-boyfriend somehow becomes a reality.

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James Toback

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James Toback
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Cast overview:
Sienna Miller ... Vera Lockman
Alec Baldwin ... Detective McCutcheon
Charles Grodin ... Arthur
Colleen Camp ... Elaine Lockman
John Buffalo Mailer ... Leon
Nick Mathews ... Sal
Steven Prescod Steven Prescod ... Carl
Oliver 'Power' Grant ... Rameesh
Carl Icahn Carl Icahn ... Self
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Successful actress Vera Lockman thrashes during a nightmare in which she struggles with, shoots and kills her drug-dealer ex-boyfriend. Jolted awake, she reveals in her journal that the killing actually occurred the day before and that Sal, dead, lies in a trunk in her living room. Leon, Vera's lover, arrives and is summarily dismissed. Franklin, a filmmaker friend, stops by, concerned. He grills Vera, provoking confusion and a hint of dread. Vera drives the trunk to an isolated area and rolls it into a lake. She returns to her loft and is startled by a narcotics detective, McCutcheon, who asks about Sal. Vera believes that McCutcheon accepts her false story. Later, Vera serves dinner to her mother Elaine and beloved but decaying grandfather Arthur. Carl Icahn, Arthur's former high school classmate, stops by afterward. Vera and Carl connect emotionally. The next day Vera, calm for the first time, writes. Her mood is shattered by the crescendo of police sirens. She springs to the ...

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Drama

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Rated R for some language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Originally released in 2017 as "The Private Life of a Modern Woman". See more »

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When they are sitting at the table drinking coffee and they are finished the cups are there. Then in another shot they are gone but when it comes back to her after he leaves they are there again. See more »

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Don't waste your time
11 October 2020 | by kbloskySee all my reviews

WORST. MOVIE. I could tell by opening credits this would be unbearable. I only watched 12 minutes and regretted every second.


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9 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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