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Tricks of Love (2008)

Tricks of a Woman (original title)
R | | Romance | 22 April 2009 (USA)
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When a desperate fashion photographer bets his rival he can turn an ordinary girl into a super-model, he has no idea of the consequences -- especially when he falls for her.


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Credited cast:
Rex Waverly
Dennis Lemoine ...
Oliver Fippen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ellen Becker-Gray ...
Dessi's Beautician
Timmy DeCoff ...
Klaus Junior
Christian Daniel Kiley ...
Zoo Employee
Maria Mogavero ...
Klaus's wife


Dessi, a down and out young woman, is wasting her life away. One day a fashion photographer, Rex, notices her on an outing with his rival, Albert. Rex reluctantly accepts a bet that he can transform Dessi into a super-model. Dessi transforms herself from ugly duckling to swan -- only to learn she was the object of a bet. Written by Richard Lasser

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Bet you can't tell the truth.



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Rated R for brief sexual references | See all certifications »


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$125,000 (estimated)

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While on a date with Rex, Frank, and Tiffanie, Dessie's hair is straight;however, when she gets to Rex's apartment it is very wavy. See more »

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Another predictable subject of a bet story
26 September 2011 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a very predictable story about a woman being the subject of a bet between two men, a story that has been told in films 1000 times. Here they don't even try to create some nuance to it, resulting in a boring screenplay. The acting is less than average, there is no nudity, nothing really attractive about this one. The beautiful Natasha Lyonne is what attracted me to this film, but we get to see her only in a cheap restaurant waitress uniform. What is most amazing is that it won 4 awards at the Monaco International film festival. So pay no attention to that. Running this screenplay by a good writer could have made it a worthwhile film to see.

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