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
Although the film is set in 2009, Roy puts the current plastic UK £10 note on the counter in the butcher's shop instead of a paper one from the period. See more »
[leaving a screening of "Inglourious Basterds"]
Well, I may have missed a step, but I am fairly certain that Adolf Hitler was not machine-gunned to death in a French cinema.
Well, it would have been rather good if he had been.
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Written by Dan Wilberforce and Jeryl Wilton
Performed by Cutline
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Dame Helen Mirren & Sir Ian McClellan Shine
I just got out of The Good Liar
Both my eldest and myself enjoyed it considerably. You think you know where it's going (as the trailer shows a lot) but then it takes a detour. I love Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McClellan, I will always give anything they are in a chance and they are both superb here.
There is some brief nudity and bit of swearing, but I was surprised to see the C word used quite a few times, I'm not sure how that will go down with some audiences.
All in all, a good movie, that does not play out as you expect it to.
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