Max and Page are a mother and daughter con team. Max seduces wealthy men into marrying her, 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. Written by
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In the DVD commentary, director David Mirkin states that being a native New Yorker, Sigourney Weaver did not know how to drive, which made her extremely nervous during her driving scenes in the film. See more »
When Max pretends to be 'Olga', judging by her accent and name, she is supposed to be Russian; at one point she addresses Tensey as 'Babooshka' in an affectionate tone. When in fact 'Babooshka' is Russian for Grandmother. However, a plausible excuse for this would be that Max was unaware of its actual meaning. See more »
Since you can't seem to read my subtle signals, I'll help you out. Piss! Off!
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Stories this luscious and sumptuous, well directed and seamlessly edited, with characters faultlessly portrayed by an outstanding cast, come along rarely, and this is one of the best. It is so good that there are not superlatives enough to do it credit. The basic setup is that the principal characters, a mother, tantalizingly portrayed by Weaver, and her daughter, multifacetedly portrayed by Hewett, are "artistes confidence" to the core of their superficial existences. They cannot so much as have "lunch" without practicing their arts of the scam, but mainly they work the old "betrothal" game. Mom gets her rich mark to the alter, then even before the marriage can be consummated, the daughter, pretending to be unrelated, exploits the man's foolish libido, resulting in a substantial settlement after mom catches them apparently "in flagrante." But then things start going haywire when the daughter decides to strike out on her own, because the guy she fixes on as a mark is not like other guys at all. How he is not, and how her character develops as a result, makes for two hours of outstanding comedy and drama.
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