Curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) is an expert in fine art, but he's equally accomplished in taking abuse from his insolent boss Lionel Shabandar (Alan Rickman). 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 rowdy Texas cowgirl P.J. Puznowski (Cameron Diaz) 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.
The Coen brothers' draft of the script was originally written in the early 2000s, but the project became stuck in development hell after several directors dropped out. Despite several uncredited rewrites that removed many of their contributions, the Coens were still given sole writing credit. See more »
The stunt double used for PJ in the calf roping scene is heavier than Cameron Diaz. See more »
This is the story of my brave, foolish friend Harry Deane. Mr. Deane's work as a art curator in London had gone, he felt, largely unappreciated. He told me of countless insults suffered at the hands of his employer, Lionel Shabandar, media tycoon, art collector, and an absolute brute of a fellow.
[covered in mud]
Do not touch my person! You, idiot...
Yes, my lord.
...give me your boot.
Forty years ago I'd have called this Shabandar a cad. Now the prevailing ...
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The German military leader Hermann Göring is shown briefly in a flashback scene. In English, Göring often transliterated to Goering. However in the credits, his name is spelled Georing. See more »
Air On A G String
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by The Classical Jazz Quartet
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I loved it!! What are people on about
I am surprised at the bad reviews. I thought the film was hilarious. Obviously people's sense humour is not the same but come on.. Give them some credit! it's no where near as rubbish as some of the reviewers are making it to be. This film made me laugh properly and I found it entertaining and engaging from from A to Z. I haven't seen any older version to compare but I don't care I think this film was money well spent. I loved the cast especially Colin! Sometimes just looking at his facial expressions in some scenes was funny. Directing was great too not to mention the script. I can't claim that I am an expert film critics but I felt I had to write a review after reading so many negative ones which I think is quite unfair for a film that had so many laugh out loud moments.
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