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Gambit (I) (2012)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  21 November 2012 (UK)
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An art curator decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss by conning him into buying a fake Monet, but his plan requires the help of an eccentric and unpredictable Texas rodeo queen.

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Curator Harry Deane is an expert in fine art, but he's equally accomplished in taking abuse from his insolent boss. That's about to change. The plan - trick the avid art collector into buying a fake Monet painting. To assist in the heist, Deane hires a rowdy Texas cowgirl to help him fool the richest man in England. But as the plan begins to unravel, Deane finds he is falling in love with the rodeo queen, ensuing further complications. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content, partial nudity and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jennifer Aniston was considered for the role of PJ Puznowski. See more »

Goofs

In the karaoke scene PJ takes off her hairpin with her right hand while holding the microphone in her left. In the next shot the microphone is in her right hand and the hairpin is in her left. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Shahbandar: [Preparing to have dinner with Japanese businessmen] As I said, these dinners can be difficult.
PJ Puznowski: Oh, don't worry about it, these guys seem pretty harmless.
Lionel Shahbandar: They're evil little shits. Watch me crush them.
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Connections

Remake of Gambit (1966) See more »

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Deep in the Heart of Texas
Written by Don Swander and June Hershey (as June Hershy)
Performed by Moe Bandy
Also performed by Cameron Diaz
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Okay comedy
21 November 2013 | by (Huddersfield, England) – See all my reviews

Scripted by the Coen brothers and boasting a fantastic trio in Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman, Gambit plays like a lengthy episode of Hustle but minus the same careful planning and meticulous execution of Micky Bricks and his crew. Firth's art curator looks to con his unpleasant boss by having him buy a fake Monet painting from a Texas rodeo star. A huge profit is at stake but can Firth and Diaz pull it off?

Gambit has some funny moments but relies more on slapstick than the sharp wit and memorable dialogue you associate with many of the Coen's films. Not a bad way to spend 90 minutes but it could have been better.


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