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Heartbreakers (2001)
USA / English
"Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead "
DVD : 4
A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men.
Sigourney Weaver Max Conners
Jennifer Love Hewitt Page Conners
Ray Liotta Dean Cumanno
Jason Lee Jack Withrowe
Anne Bancroft Gloria Vogal/Barbara
Jeffrey Jones Mr. Appel
Gene Hackman William B. Tensy
Nora Dunn Miss Madress
Julio Oscar Mechoso Leo
Ricky Jay Dawson's Auctioneer
Sarah Silverman Linda
Zach Galifianakis Bill
Michael Hitchcock Dr. Arnold Davis
Pierre Gonneau Priest at First Wedding
Shawn Colvin Minister at Second Wedding
Director: David Mirkin
Producer: John Davis,Irving Ong
Writer: Robert Dunn,Paul Guay
Better than average black comedy has amusing highlights...
A black comedy with the accent on sexcapades. I caught this one quite by chance on cable and intended to switch channels if I found it boring. I didn't switch--not that it's something you should rush out and see, but it's got some very funny bits of business supplied by Gene Hackman (as a disgusting old man) and Sigourney Weaver, funny when she's impersonating a Russian chanteuse.

It's a tepid variation on the "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" theme and this time it's a mother-daughter team who make an unforgettable pair of schemers. A scantily clad Jennifer Love Hewitt is a bit irritating as a vampish daughter who can't make up her mind whether to pursue Jason Lee or not. Lee seems willing to take whatever he can get from her, regardless of her abusive treatment.

Much of it is very amusing if you can accept the fact that none of the characters are exactly likeable. Gene Hackman has a comic field day as a man with a hacking cough, dingy teeth and deathly pallor who finds himself being pursued by Sigourney Weaver who is after his wealth--what else? One of the funniest scenes has Weaver (with thick Russian accent) having to get up and perform with a balalaika band at a night spot.

Moves at a brisk pace with some funny pratfalls and plot twists that will keep you watching until the predictable fadeout. Good light entertainment for a rainy day.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 6.1
Musician: John Debney
Running time: 110 min (TV version)
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3