Watching the Detectives is a weird movie, and it might not necessarily be a good movie. But damn if I didn’t enjoy the heck out of it, just for the lovable Lucy Liu.
Liu plays a somewhat stalkerish crazy-ass but adorable girlfriend who torments new boyfriend/video store owner Cillian Murphy. The movie plays out as a romantic comedy version of those Messin’ with Sasquatch commercials. Lucy Liu sets up elaborate pranks that involve film noir-esque situations with Murphy constantly getting punked.
For a movie that shouldn’t work, Lucy Liu holds it all together. She comes across mostly cute and quirky, but again in the “detective re-enactment” sequences can play sexy just as well.
Another reason to check out Watching the Detectives, is for the soundtrack. I don’t think it actually exists, but the music is pretty great. See the list of songs HERE.
I don’t know what else to say, except try to catch it on Showtime/Cinemax this month. It was a movie that I didn’t know anything about, but I’m glad I sat down to watch.