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
When Roy (Ian McKellen) and Betty (Helen Mirren) prepare to enter their passwords for the money transfer to take place, Roy begins to spell out the word 'lilies', but he he incorrectly says 'I.L.L.' instead of 'L.I.L.' See more »
In der Nacht, Ist Der Mensch Nicht Gern Alleine
Written by Willy Dehmel and Franz Grothe
Performed by Marika Rökk
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment See more »
Good until the twist
With some of the best actors, we got the amazing performances we expected. But no amount of acting by McKellen or Mirren can save the script. This was actually a decent movie until the twist came in. It was hard to believe, didn't work with the tone of the movie, and just plain stupid. The film would've been way better off without it.
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