Pssst, want to check out Jagged Edge in our new look?
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Pretty good 80ies Thriller/Drama. NIce cast and score from John Barry. Seen it countless times on VHS. Caught it on tv and watched it again after 20years orso. Good watch
The problem with Jagged Edge is that there are few ways for a courtroom thriller to go. There's a formula that makes every twist predictable, at least within a certain margin of error, and the viewer is probably juggling a couple of possibilities at all times, so none can be called "surprising". In this one, Jeff Bridges is accused of murdering his wife , and Glenn Close is his lawyer, his rather unprofessional lawyer because, by movie rules, she has to fall in love with him. Is he a master manipulator, or is the D.A. as lazy and crooked as her history with him would suggest? It's quite watchable, but ultimately, courtroom TV shows have token over this genre and I feel like I've seen it all. When I heard Close's character was "Teddy", I immediately felt like I'd seen this before, but it's so retroactively generic that I'd forgotten all about it (unless there are other movies with a female lawyer called Teddy to confuse me). I find it a little laughable that, in fear of speaking the title out loud, no one is able to say the murder weapon had a jagged edge, forcing themselves into strange turns of phrase like "a blade with jags on the end". (Michael Dorn has a blink-it-and-you'll-miss-it role as a lie detector expert.)
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