Zac Efron and Lily Collins in a scene from "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile."
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Based on Liz Kloepfer's memoir "The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy," Berlinger's film happens to have coincided this year with his own docuseries on Bundy, also on Netflix.Yes, Berlinger is interested in telling us more about Bundy the serial deceiver than Bundy the serial killer, but we don't learn much revealing about the deception, either. Except that women might be drawn to a guy who looks like, well, Zac Efron.Lily Collins, too, gives a sensitive and sympathetic turn as Liz, the vulnerable single mom who fell in love with Bundy and almost married him. The actor who steals the show here, though, is the dry and witty John Malkovich as Judge Edward Cowart, who uttered the words "extremely wicked, shockingly evil and vile" in describing the crimes for which he was sentencing Bundy to death. Some have argued that the film glorifies its subject.
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