Famous Film Crime Couples

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Last Monday saw the DVD release of the critically acclaimed tale of epic love, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, which centres around young outlaw couple Bob Muldoon and Ruth Guthrie. To celebrate the release we thought it was the perfect time to take a look at other famous crime couples from the world of film.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)

Against the backdrop of 1970s Texas Hill Country, this American romantic crime drama stars Rooney Mara as Ruth Guthrie and Casey Affleck as Bob Muldoon. Facing a 25-to-life sentence for the shooting of a lawman and using crime for an income, Muldoon dreams of being reunited with his wife and a daughter that he has never met. Ready to face any consequence, he makes a daring escape. But will Ruth continue to wait for him? Ain’t Them Bodies Saints takes you on a strong, emotional journey, getting under your skin and exposing the passion and desperation in relationships.

Bonnie & Clyde (1967)

Bored and unsatisfied by life, Bonnie (Faye Dunaway) dreams of breaking free of her small-town life. That is until she meets a charming drifter named Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty). Clyde dreams of a life of crime that will liberate him from the Depression. The two fall madly in love and commit a series of wild crimes from Oklahoma to Texas. With cunning and expertise, the two rob small banks becoming minor celebrities across the country. Banks are proud to have been victims of the couple because they represent what nobody has the guts to do. However, the iron fist of the law is ready to stop this criminal couple at any cost.

Natural Born Killers (1994)

Juliette Lewis and Woody Harrelson star in the crazed criminal drama following the psychotic, untamed adventures of Mickey (Harrelson) and Mallory (Lewis). Working as a delivery boy, Mickey falls in love with a customer, Mallory, and helps her to kill her abusive father and enabling mother. This ignites their murderous adventure across Route 666, mass-slaughtering for nothing but the fun of it. The two become famous by the one person they leave alive. Manic and violent, this controversial film is a disturbing insight into mass media and mass murder.

Date Night (2010)

Bored with the repetitive day-to-day of family errands and work, Phil (Steve Carell) and Claire Foster (Tina Fey) have found their marriage in a rut. With the threat of a friend’s marriage hitting the rocks, Phil decides to spice up the marriage. Attempting but failing to get a table at a fancy restaurant, the couple pretend to be another couple who didn’t turn up. When they are approached by two ominous looking men who are looking for someone, Phil and Claire are in the wrong place at the wrong time. This romantic comedy with a dangerous edge will have you hooked and highlight the importance of reserving a table.

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

Fun with Dick and Jane follows the story of a married couple enduring a series of very unfortunate events. Dick (Jim Carrey) suddenly loses his job shortly after receiving a promotion that had convinced his wife, Jane (Tea Leoni), to quit her job. With the house nearing foreclosure, Dick decides that there is no option but to embark on a series of humorous crimes with his loving wife by his side. A wonderful cast of comic actors contribute to the remake of the 1977 Ted Kotcheff film, bringing you in to their scandalous adventure.

Duplicity (2009)

Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star in a mysterious drama filled with tension and suspense. Following the lives of two spies, Claire and Ray, a love affair between the two turns them into corporate operatives with a motive for money. The two CIA officers work together on a case and their passion for each other starts to blossom. Together they engage in a series of schemes and double-crosses, aware that their mutual interest in each other could ultimately hinder their success.

Mr & Mrs Smith (2005)

This quirky, action-adventure film highlights the secrecy in marriages. Mutually bored with their dull relationship, Jane (Angelina Jolie) and John (Brad Pitt) can barely remember how long they’ve been together. Unknown to each other however, both are taking part in thrilling, criminal adventures. Both are assassins, completely unaware of the other’s activities. When they are both assigned the same target they start to become aware of each other’s activities and abilities.

Sweeney Todd (2007)

Another wild, twisted Tim Burton film stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen. Sweeney Todd is the gruesome tale of ex-convict, Sweeney Todd (Depp), returning to his home town to seek revenge on his accusers. With blood in his eyes he opens a seemingly innocent barber shop. However, customers never come back out of the shop. Supported by his devoted wife, Mrs Lovett (Bonham Carter), the accomplices just keep on killing and making some very odd tasting pies…This chilling but amusing tale will haunt you but draw you into a classic Bruton dream-like reality.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.



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