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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
The stereotype about men that propagates in books, movies, and Ani DiFranco music is that a man is not monogamous, thinks only of himself, and should therefore be punished by empowering women. "Heartbreakers" plays as a con movie where the target is men who think only with what is in their pants…so the women seduce, deny, and destroy, and then empty the men's bank accounts.
The plot centers on Max (Sigourney Weaver), who as a teen was impregnated and then left by a heartless man. In order to exact revenge on that man, Max decided to raise her daughter, Page (Jennifer Love Hewitt), to believe in the ideal that all men are destined to break hearts, so it is imperative…
A blithe, witty enough romantic caper comedy in the mode of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Heartbreakers on the whole gathers a screwball momentum that's uncomplicated and painless, and which echoes the urbane comedies of the studio era. And like those films, it gets by on star power, not least of which includes Sigourney Weaver's command of farce and Hewitt's bouncier elements. Possibly the biggest wonder is Liotta, who delivers a very funny caricature of his mobster screen persona. Liotta is so absurdly over-the-top and consistently hilarious that he almost steals the movie even from Hackman.
Every time I see a movie with Jason Lee in it, why do I just want to make out with him? Jeez, Amber?! I blame Vanilla Sky....but it's a good type of blame. ^_^
What is this?
Page Conners: One penis coming up, Mom!
Boring and un-funny!
Enjoyable enough but a little long at just over 2 hours.
I saw this movie as teenager because I did, and still do, find Weaver very attractive.
+ lame concept
Actually funny in some spots but way over the top in others. It's a little long clocking in a little over two hours. The veterans carry the film and make it really entertaining Weaver is great, but the writing on her part is too weak she improved the role but she needed better material. Hackman and Liotta knock it out of the park with their characters, really impressed with Liotta's performance. The entire film gets weak with Hewitt and Lee. Their story is so unbelievable and they don't sell it, it is too much back and forth. Watch it for the veterans, skip the last 20 minutes.
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
- 21 Jump Street
- 48 Hrs.
- About a Boy
FIlms of varying quality that always pick me up.
I am aware that some of these are not good.
- Mad Dog Coll
- A Covenant with Death
- Bonnie and Clyde
Is Gene Hackman an actor who deserves far more recognition than he has received? Of course. Will he ever receive…