Well, at least they kept it short. Bad as everything truly was, they rightly made the movie as short as they could. Any more dreadful exposition and I probably would’ve gone mentally insane.
The Murder Of Nicole Brown Simpson (2020) is directed by Daniel Farrands and distributed by Quiver Distribution.
The entire cast is composed of Mena Suvari, Nick Stahl, Taryn Manning, Drew Roy, and Agnes Bruckner.
The film is based on the true events of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
It follows the life of OJ Simpson’s ex-wife in the last days before her fatal death on June 12, 1994.
Her death inevitably lead the police to investigate Glen Rogers, or more commonly known as the Casanova Killer.
Choppy & Loose Direction
I can’t believe they actually used the commonly-forced trope of the blonde ditz girl tripping over herself as she’s being followed by her pursuer.
Haven’t we learned the lesson already that that’s a terrible way to begin a movie?
Let’s be honest, if you saw the film you know the whole direction of it was practically garbage. It was so badly edited and choppy it started to hurt my eyes to witness something so bizarre.
There were a couple of scenes in the middle act that included drone footage. The main character was basically being stalked and followed around by the main antagonist.
Those scenes, and I say this with the utmost candor, looked incredibly trashy and out of focus.
Why did I waste my time watching this?
The entire plot became so convoluted and mixed up that I couldn’t honestly follow the confusing actions and movements of any of the characters.
Also, it’s important to mention the added runtime being composed mostly of real video footage of the actual controversial events in the past.
Let’s get one thing clear, the only reason this film is feature-length is because the director and producers cheaply introduced scenes in the beginning and ending acts of recorded news footage from interviews with OJ Simpson, as well as gruesome depictions of the real crime scene that occurred.
I find it absolutely despicable that they used the contentious events of the past as an opportunity to create a horribly produced and edited film with no plot development whatsoever inherent within it.
Oh great, another awful aspect of the film.
Hopefully, this doesn’t get any worse (Just wait till I get to the performances).
To be honest, the writing mostly felt out of touch and forced. It’s already known by ALL of us that it sounded completely trash and unoriginal.
But there was another element to it that felt kind of indescribable.
For example, in the scenes that Mena Suvari and Taryn Manning interacted, it became very apparent that these moments were the worst of the film for me.
In those particular scenes, along with Agnes Bruckner, the characters said some of the most dumbest things you’ll ever hear.
The writers tried to also fit in some pointless and ineffective joke referencing Bruce Jenner before he became Caitlyn.
“Hey girl, don’t be such a DRAAG.”
If you boldly take it upon yourself to watch this short, but arduous, film and torture your mind, you’ll know what I’m talking about when it comes to the cheap dialogue.
The dull screenplay will be enough to make you pull your hair out of your head in angering bewilderment.
This is by no means a joke, most of the performances appeared stupidly amateurish.
They honestly made my skin crawl with unbearable cringe. The only ones that I think were mildly okay were Mena Suvari and Nick Stahl.
Even with them though, there were plenty of scenes where they just looked clueless and unaware of the ridiculous stuff they were both saying and doing.
Regarding Drew Roy and Agnes Bruckner, their entire portrayals came off bland and without any substance.
It’s like they were both android robots instead of real people.
Still, they both weren’t as horrible as the worst performance, which in my opinion was from Taryn Manning.
There are no accurate and precise words to describe to you just how unmindful and ignorant her character came off throughout the entire story.
Honest question: Did the production team instruct her to be intoxicated with alcohol when performing her lines?
Cause it sure as hell seemed like that’s what was going on.
Oh, and let’s not forget the guy that played OJ Simpson-Gene Freeman.
I found this guy absolutely hysterical when he was introduced into the plot. It literally felt like he randomly jumped into the environment with an expressionless face.
When he gave his lines, I couldn’t help but laugh at how dry and uninteresting everything became.
For once, the critics and regular audience members can come together in a magical agreement.
The film was also released in January of this year (Sigh). Nuff’ said.
Don’t give your precious hour and 25 minutes to this movie, trust me. The Murder Of Nicole Brown Simpson is hideously edited and awfully written.
Go play with your dog or take a bath or something. Just not this.
I genuinely feel like I may have lost a few brain cells from this tedious drag.
FP Score – Melancholy