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Seven Times Lucky (2004)

An aging con-man and a beautiful, ambitious student cross paths in a scam that promises to make them both rich.

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Christmas on the Canadian prairie: Harlan, a small-time grifter, plans a big con with his moll Fiona, scraggly and half his age. Expensive watches "on loan" from a jeweler, cash borrowed at a high vig from a tribal fund manager, and an old violin are props in the con; a pawnbroker with a safe full of money and various well-armed or well-protected thugs get their ores in as well. Problems, crosses, and double-crosses mount: Harlan finds himself on the stick's short end as the night progresses. Whose money will end up where? And for whom will this be a silent night? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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You only con the ones you love.

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Far short of noir
25 November 2005 | by (Belle Vernon, PA) – See all my reviews

I didn't get it and I paid real close attention.

I think they were going for more of a feel than an actual outcomes based production vis a vis a storyline that one can grasp.

The intentional distortion of the time era via props and costuming further served to undo the film.

Kevin Pollack is totally and completely wasted. His alternating between glibness and melodrama took things down even further as did the chronic overcast skies of Winnipeg. He even looked, very briefly, like Groucho Marx in You Bet Your Life.

It's not worth the time, and I say that feeling badly because I sensed that they were really shooting for something specially and came up way short.


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