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Con Man (2003)

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The true story of James Hogue, a brilliant impostor who embraced the American art of self-invention, fabricated a spectacular series of fictional identities for himself, and successfully conned his way into Princeton University

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The true story of James Hogue, a brilliant impostor who embraced the American art of self-invention, fabricated a spectacular series of fictional identities for himself, and successfully conned his way into Princeton University

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Intriguing look into the life of a brilliant tortured man
5 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When this film began, I wanted to know more about the subject. In the end I was disappointed with him. The film was great, and shot in a very subjective manor. I recommend this for all psychology majors, and anyone who has any interest in the topic. The movement from one lifestyle to the next, and the way that his peers described him is no doubt deceitful. Everyone who watches this will see that this man had everyone fooled. I wonder why he has been dealt with so harshly in this justice system. Who did he actually hurt by doing this? Why was it so necessary to try and condemn a man with such potential? This is a story of someone that could have been, should have been, but in the end became what he was- a con man.


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