Expecting a faithful adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's DIAL M FOR MURDER? Don't: This film claims only to be inspired
by Hitchcock's film of Frederick Knott's play. But the elements screenwriter Patrick Smith Kelly and director Andrew Davis
borrow are the stuff of which good thrillers are made: jealousy, passion and double, sometimes triple, betrayals. It's the story of wealthy trophy wife Emily Taylor (Gwyneth Paltrow); bloated tycoon Steven Taylor (Michael Douglas), who's suffering a serious reversal of fortune; and a sexy,
mysterious artist named David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen), who's been dallying with Emily. To say much more is to risk spoiling it, but the ...