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Were's the Asprin?
on 5 July 2008
Glenn Close plays an extremely wealthy, not to mention sickly woman who mysteriously keels over and lies in a coma for the rest of the film.
However, worry not, the story is told in flashback's, so she does do a bit of acting as the unlikeably weiny Sunny Von Bulow.
But all is not what it seems, her cold but dutiful husband Claus Von Bulow, played by Jeremy Irons, is accused of wickedly dosing out too many pain killers. His motive: her large amounts of dosh. Accused of attempted murder Claus employs a top lawyer to defend himself. As the evidence and defence is produced and delivered your are constantly being forced to change your verdict as you see both sides of the situation.
I have to say I do like the Claus Von Bulow character as he's very detached, ordered and seemingly unruffled throughout, were as Sunny Von Bulow is upper-class horrible as only the super-rich can be. Can't say too much more, because It might ruin it, but it's a great story with great acting from Jeremy Irons.