Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
Career con artist Roy Courtnay (Sir Ian McKellen) can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish (Dame Helen Mirren) on-line. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life.Written by
New Line Cinema
In my opinion the reviewers missed the point. Of course you know from the start that Mirren's character will not fall prey, and within half an hour you are sure she will best McEllan's. The surprise is in how and why. Many plot twists, some quite dark, ensue. Two fine actors and a few good supporters at the top of their craft. Well produced and fun to watch.
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