Sweetheart Murders Film Details
Overview: Two homicide detectives are investigating the murder of a beloved glamour model and everyone’s a suspect, including her female co-workers, elderly boss and even his assistant who’s also the girlfriend of one of the detectives.
Review: Spoilers herein. I collect self-referential films. This are films that — in the simple case — are about themselves. Here we have a soft porn movie about a soft porn movie. That by itself isn’t so interesting. The overlay is that we have a mystery. A somewhat traditional mystery where the detective and suspects are introduced. The `clue’ is in an early scene. It all plays fair by the standards of detective fiction. The redhead is the murderer, she who we see at the beginning with the detective! She is murdering her fellow cows because of their knowledge of her birth. Here’s where the self reference gets interesting: she is in effect a child of the movie business, daughter of an actress and a producer, just as this film is such a child. She `plays a role’ in the murders by pretending to be her mother, a real actress, just as these puffedup mannikins pretend to be actresses. During the murders, she `removes her face’ (her tart makeup) to be her `real self,’ just as this film reveals its real self to us by murderously trampling through our minds.
Duration: 89 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Also known as: American Sweethearts: Erotic Visions of a Seductive Kind,Sweetheart Murders,American Sweethearts,Vrazdy s láskou