I let Monique H. pick the movie for our date. I'd hoped that she would choose "Next" starring Nicholas Cage, but after reading blurbs about movies on the net she chose "Fracture." She's a good movie picker.
This is an excellent well-written/directed film. The script is fast-paced and the editing is right on the mark. I usually don't comment on the lighting but this movie was intriguing and at times the shadows and light emphasis dominated the scenes so I'm giving all-around credit to Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau. This paragraph is boring me so I will now tell you about my Mr. Pibb, popcorn, and Butterfingers; I ate and drank a lot and developed that full feeling.
This is a crime thriller/mystery. Anthony Hopkins is a brilliant rich guy who thinks his much younger wife is having an affair so he shoots her in the head with a Glock pistol: allegedly. Ryan Gosling is the young deputy DA who is assigned the case as he's "on his way out the door" to become a junior associate in a Corporate Law Firm with a beautiful blond boss. But he must prosecute the supposedly slam dunk case before he goes into the private sector to make the big bucks because we know that the Lord wants all private attorneys to make a large pile of money. Amen.
Monique H. and I admitted to each other after the movie that we were totally entranced with the plot and didn't want to miss a single word; it's clever and thought-provoking. And I liked all the characters! Spider Man rules! Rock 'n Roll.