They Will Love You For Richer. And Leave You For Poorer!
Max and Page are a mother and daughter con team. Max seduces wealthy men into marrying her, and then Page seduces them into infidelity so Max can rake them over the divorce court coals. And then it's on to the next victim
Doppi giochi e il velato sapore dell'imbroglio. Una commedia gradevole con un cast notevole (Gene Hackman su tutti).
I just don't remember finding this terribly funny, and I had a huge crush on Hewitt at the time so that's surprising. I'm sure I'd have been even more disappointed if I realized this was coming from David Mirkin, the showrunner for The Simpsons during some of its greatest years.
In true mainstream original-but-not-that-original form (and despite many glaring flaws), Heartbreakers is *easy* to watch, so entertaining as to foil the mind: Through twists, dialogue exchanges and sheer volume, our interest never flags, even when we know that some of what we are watching is rather stale to say the least.
Really long and I think everyone in the cast minus Lee plays a totally unlikable character. They even make Hewitt a bad person to root for. The whole movie is about screwing people over too. Just not a very fun film, despite the great cast.
A superb supporting cast, including an ingenious comic turn from Gene Hackman, comes close to being scuppered by downright feeble performances from Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jason Lee. Ray Liotta gets the best lines, Gene Hackman does pantomime like it's nobody's business, and Jeffrey Jones, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Carrie Fisher, and Anne Bancroft show up in small parts.
Gene Hackman was great, just too long and the characters were too farcical for me personally. Jason Lee's character started out solid by him always one upping Paige, but by the end he was just a one-dimensional doormat.
Could have been far improved by having more of Weaver and Hackman who were on decent enough form. Also wouldn't have hurt to have had a better comedic actress in the main role. Sure Jennifer Love Hewitt is attractive but just dont think she has the comedy skills for this role.
About 30 minutes too long. The Jason Lee romance didn't do much for me, although the scenes with Gene Hackman were amusing.
Pretty amusing but way too long.