“There's no love. It's the trick of the brain. It's the combination of chemicals and hormones.”
Max Conners (Sigourney Weaver) marries wealthy men. Her daughter Page (Jennifer Love Hewitt) then seduces the man and the women waltz off together with the winnings from the divorce. But when Page falls in love for real, it all starts to go wrong.
This is a smartly written comedy crime caper that actually works. It's not devastatingly original but by any reasonable standards it's entertaining, funny and perhaps most crucially has a great cast.
As well as the always excellent Weaver and Hewitt, there's Ray Liotta, Jason Lee as the true love interest, Jeffrey Jones (from Ferris Bueller's Day Off), the legendary Anne Bancroft and the wonderful Gene Hackman. Heartbreakers is the sort of film that is not going to change the world but as a fun piece of fluff, it works a treat.