Three best friends get a new roommate in their large flat, then discover him dead shortly after he moves in. And what’s more, he’s got a suitcase with a lot of money. After drawing lots to decide who will dispose of the dead body, the one who does the deed begins to slowly unravel.
Shallow Grave becomes a psychological game of cat and mouse as the trio starts to turn on each other, making and breaking alliances as they all try to keep the other two from getting the money. The box says this is for Pulp Fiction fans; I disagree. But still, a fun picture to watch if you’re in the mood for something twisted and “effed up.” I wasn’t quite on the edge of my seat as much as I thought I would be, but it’s a solid movie with great performances.
And while you might not be biting your nails throughout the movie, the twists are frequent enough to keep you guessing as to how it will all end. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor (whose performance is as smarmy as it is likable), both of whom jumped to fame with Trainspotting.
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