3.8/10
194
2 user

Tricks of Love (2008)

Tricks of a Woman (original title)
R | | Romance | 22 April 2009 (USA)
Trailer
1:49 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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.

Director:

Todd Norwood
Reviews
5 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A suicidal comedy about two young lovers who get married and escape from a mental institution in search of new ways to die...and the white light.

Director: Michael Parness
Stars: Lorraine Bracco, David Paymer, Emma Adele Galvin
Fast Sofa (2001)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

This road picture follows a dope fiend named Rick, who believes his goal in life is to track down Ginger, a famous porn star who is currently staying in her Beverly Hills hideaway. Rick is ... See full summary »

Director: Salomé Breziner
Stars: Jake Busey, Crispin Glover, Natasha Lyonne
Night Club (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three friends - aided by one of the residents - start a night club in a retirement home, after taking a job there working the night shift to put themselves through USC.

Director: Sam Borowski
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Zachary Abel, Natasha Lyonne
Zig Zag (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An autistic 15-year-old boy steals money from his boss to provide rent for his abusive father, who uses the money to repay a loan shark.

Director: David S. Goyer
Stars: John Leguizamo, Natasha Lyonne, Wesley Snipes
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

Director: Mark Rucker
Stars: Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestley
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

At an absurdly self-indulgent student film festival, the directors of the (mostly terrible) short films start getting killed off one by one and a budding British documentary filmmaker decides to investigate.

Director: Evan Oppenheimer
Stars: Alan Cox, Sean Gunn, Daniel Cantor
Heterosexuals (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Heterosexuals follows three couples as they navigate romance in the Big Apple while managing an ever-increasing series of personal hurdles. Rhonda and Nick are old friends who always share ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McCaskill
Stars: Ashley Williams, Natasha Lyonne, Michael Izquierdo
Jelly (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Are you one of the millions still wondering why you life didn't turn out like a "John Hughes" Movie? ...Jelly is!

Director: Waleed Moursi
Stars: Sarah Louise Wilson, John Boyd, Natasha Lyonne
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After he loses his high-paying job, Dory takes a gig as a night janitor in order to pay rent. Alone late at night inside a market research firm, he soon discovers the company is experimenting on their other janitors ...

Director: David Russo
Stars: Marshall Allman, Jeanette Maus, Sean Nelson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

When an aspiring actress loses her support system in one fell swoop, she sets out with a stolen script, her brother, and his boyfriend to make a movie.

Director: Michael Urie
Stars: Halley Feiffer, Ryan Spahn, Ashlie Atkinson
Goyband (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Not "everything" in this Casino is Kosher.

Director: Christopher Grimm
Stars: Adam Pascal, Josh Alexander, Michael Apuzzo
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Lonnie's life hasn't changed much in the 16 years since he graduated high school. Still painting houses, still drinking too much, still hanging out with the same old friends. As far as he ... See full summary »

Director: Frank V. Ross
Stars: Tim Baker, Tim Baltz, Nicole Bloomsmith
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Scott Elrod ... Rex Waverly
Elika Portnoy ... Dessi
Vincent Pastore ... Harry
Natasha Lyonne ... Sally
Dennis Lemoine Dennis Lemoine ... Frank
Carlos Leon ... Albert
Ashley Wolfe ... Tiffani
Jordan Carlos ... Oliver Fippen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Antonino Carla Antonino ... Gia
Ellen Becker-Gray Ellen Becker-Gray ... Dessi's Beautician
Timmy DeCoff Timmy DeCoff ... Klaus Junior
William DeCoff ... Klaus
Donald Foley ... Dwight
Christian Daniel Kiley Christian Daniel Kiley ... Zoo Employee
Maria Mogavero Maria Mogavero ... Klaus's wife
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

bet | photography | modelling | See All (3) »

Taglines:

Bet you can't tell the truth.

Genres:

Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexual references | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tricks of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mutressa Movies See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Horrible
6 June 2012 | by moviequeen_1See all my reviews

I think Scott Elrod is totally hot so when I saw this movie on my recommend list on Netflix I decided to give a try. Big mistake!It's a fashion photographer version of She's All That. Elrod was the only thing to make this movie watchable to the end. Everyone's acting in this movie was so flat even Elrod. I can't even blame them because the dialogue was horrible! As a writer, I would be embarrassed to have this on screen. The guy from the Sopranos was the only one who could carry off his dialogue. There was misplaced scenes that didn't make sense, needed better editing. There was really a need for character development. I'm sure it was a quick shoot for the budget. Don't waste your time, I wish I hadn't wasted mine.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed