Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Starring: Sandra Bullock (Cassie), Michael Pitt (Justin), Ryan Gosling (Richard), Ben Chaplin (Sam), Agnes Bruckner (Lisa), Chris Penn (Ray)
Country: United States
Genres: Based on a True Story, Detective, Teens
Plot – Spoilers:
A couple of wealthy high school friends Richard and Justin keep their friendship secret in pursuit of executing the perfect murder. The idea emerges from ennui and a perceived intellectual superiority to the police they despise. And so they decide to randomly pick out a woman and stage the body in a manner designed to throw the detectives off their scent.
Murder by Numbers has its critics but is still noteworthy for the performances by Pitt and Gosling and the fact that it is based on a true murder (by Leopold and Loeb).