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Heartbreakers 2001

A mother and daughter con team seduce and scam wealthy men...

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Solar rating:7.7


Imdb rating:6.2



I really liked this movie. Good cast made the story come to life, it made me laugh ( Sigourney weaver is great!) and it had romance too... all in all worth watching! 7/10.

Sigourney Weaver just makes this movie, she is the sexiest woman alive.

I thought this movie was hilarious. I wonder if there is something wrong with me, because all my friends seem to disagree. Great performances by Weaver and Love-Hewitt!
In what could be called a female version of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt star as a beautiful mother-daughter team, Max and Page, who con men out of their thousands through a simple plan: Max marries a man and the next day, walks in on that man being seduced by Page (who is posing as someone other than Max's daughter). A quick divorce follows and mother and daughter walk off with a fortune. It's a plan that has worked for years, but now Page is beginning to come-of-age and wants to start her own scamming business. While Max must come to terms with her daughter's independence, the two resolve to pull one last scam. Their target turns out to be a wealthy tobacco magnate (brilliantly played by Gene Hackman). Various mayhem ensues, with double-crosses galore and even a budding romance between Page and a beach bartender (played by the always charming Jason Lee). The actors are clearly having a romp in this sexy comedy, but alas, most of the comedy comes up just short of the mark. There are some funny bits, to be sure, and one brilliant scene (Hackman, as the tobacco magnate, defends marketing cigarettes to children). But the movie is a bit too uneven and begins to drag near the end. It is a shame, really, because Weaver, Hewitt, Hackman, Lee and Ray Liotta are all charming and put forth a good effort in making the comedy work. Heartbreakers is not necessarily a particularly bad comedy, just a somewhat forgettable one, with little in the way of acerbic wit or pure hilarity.


Jennifer Love Hewitt

Here is a list of my favorite Jennifer Love Hewitt movies with (rating):

Trojan War (1997) 8/10
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) 10/10
Can't Hardly Wait (1998) 10/10
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) 8/10
The Suburbans (1999) 7/10
The Audrey Hepburn Story (TV, 2000) 10/10
Heartbreakers (2001) 10/10
The Tuxedo (2002) 8/10
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Ok, I just saw this movie again the other night on TV and I'd have to say it's pretty good. Con movies tend to rely on twists and chacter development rather than a real plot....and in this sense, Heartbreakers really delivered.

No big laughs up front, only minor giggles until Ray Liotta embelishes his character in the final stanza, at which point you finally realise why this movie's in the "comedy" section

I'll give this 7 out of 10
2 pts for eye candy
3 for characters and plot
and another 2 for ray liotta

The celeb rating need no further elucidation, I should hope.


As for movies:

Awful movie. I only caught about 2/3 of it, actually. This movie is commendable only because it is one hundred and twenty minutes of JLH goodness. The women is a goddess. Terrible actress, but who cares? Ray Liotta provides the most accessible comedic material in the film. We were all eagerly anticipating the inevitable pistol-whipping of Sigourney Weaver. To quote Dave Chapelle, "Don't you watch my movies?"


As for music:

These albums have been keeping me busy lately. Good stuff, you should check it out if you haven't already.


As for me:

Moving out next week into a new apartment roughly half a mile away. On vacation the week after that. School starts two weeks after that. After that...well I don't know. Back to the grind, I suppose. *Shudders*
there is not much fun in this movie but the story and its sequences makes it good.
Best in Show: Sigourney Weaver
One for the future: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Stand-out scene: Statue shenanigans
Brainer or no-brainer: No brainer
Stands up to one viewing or repeated?: Repeated
DVD commentary any good?: n/a

From the director of the equally treasurable Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion, this knockabout slapstick comedy features pitch-perfect performances from Weaver, Hewitt, Hackman and Liotta. In the hands of less-skilled performers such free-wheeling material can fall flat but this film just sparkles with invention and cheerful spoofery. Sigourney Weaver should really do more comedy, her deft timing adding extra layers to to your enjoyment level. Hewitt, who cut her teeth in TVs Party of Five proves to be an excellent foil to the experienced actress, here playing con artist mother and daughter. Specialising in divorce settlements, the mother marries their 'mark' only for the daughter to trap him in a compromising position in order that the mother walk in and demand a divorce. Ray Liotta hams it up as one such 'mark' while Gene Hackman makes the most of the chance to portray a physically repulsive millionaire on his last legs. Yes, the story's entirely predictable and the premise of men unable to control their lust a somewhat spurious basis but you forgive it as the journey's so entertaining. Weaver's idea to have Hackman's characters' housekeeper dressed up like Mrs Danvers is nothing short of genius. Loved it.
6:15pm - 8:30pm: Heartbreakers

Next Up: American Wedding

Where: DVD
Genres: Comedies, Divorce

One line review: Guilty pleasure.

I swear that this film is just a vehicle for showing of Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts. They really should have received billing. "Heartbreakers: starring Sigorny Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts, Gene Hackman and Jennifer Love Hewitt". Does she still have a career now that Rosie O'Donnell is no longer on the air?

Her breasts aside, what makes this film so enjoyable is Gene Hackman and Ray Liotta. If the movie was just Weaver, Hewitt and Lee it would be complete crap. The nail their characters to the tee.

TomatoMeter: 53% Top Critics: 34% People: 52% Average: 46%
(Rotten Tomatoes) (IMDB)

Star Sigourney Weaver (Dave - 97%, Aliens - 100%, Ghostbusters - 100%, The Year of Living Dangerously - 94%, Alien - 100%)
Star Jennifer Love Hewitt (Can't Hardly Wait - 47%, I Know What You Did Last Summer - 39%)
Star Ray Liotta (Narc - 85%, Goodfellas - 97%, Field of Dreams - 88%)
Star Jason Lee (Vanilla Sky - 40%, Chasing Amy - 94%, Mallrats - 54%)
Star Gene Hackman (Crimson Tide - 89%, Unforgiven - 97%, Mississippi Burning - 90%, Hoosiers - 100%)
Director David Mirkin (Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - 71%)
Screenwriter Robert Dunn
Screenwriter Paul Guay (Liar Liar - 78%)
Screenwriter Stephen Mazur (Liar Liar - 78%)

Jack Withrowe: Hi, can I get you a drink?
Page Conners: Wow! I've never heard that one before. You really blow me away with your creativity.
Jack Withrowe: Well I...
Page Conners: Well I... uh... you're recovery's even better! Do you even care at all who I am? I mean, I could be the Antichrist or have the intelligence of a thermos but unfortunately those are not the matters the male penis ponders. So please... tell me. Why did you walk all the way over here to ask to get me a drink?
Jack Withrowe: Well... because... I'm the bartender.

Jack's Mother: Uh, what it is you do, Mr. Staggliano?
Vinny Staggliano: College professor.
Jack's Mother: Oh! Uh, what do you teach?
Vinny Staggliano: College stuff. What are you, a fucking cop?

Jack Withrowe: My Car doesn't drive so well, with a tree in it.

Ulga: So much loveness. Can we not go somewhere I can relate to you... orally?

Woman: I'm sorry, sir, but smoking is not permitted.
William B. Tensy: Oh, terribly sorry.

William B. Tensy: Nazi...

Max Conners: How do I look?
Page Conners: If I were a guy, I'd do you!

Max Conners: He doesn't look so bad in this light.
Page Conners: Oh, yeah. His liver spots are positively glowing.

Page Conners: You spy on people humping in boats? That's so perverted.
Jack Withrowe: No, I look at stars.
Page Conners: Look, just because they're famous doesn't mean they don't deserve their privacy too. Who ya got?
Jack Withrowe: The stars up there.

Page Conners: You mean you come all the way out here to stare at space and shit?
Jack Withrowe: No, I come out here to get away from the lights of the city so I can SEE the space and shit.

Max Conners: I am in terrific shape. Feel my butt!
Page Conners: uh, I am not feeling your butt again, mother! We all know it's wonderful.

Dean: Do you have any idea how much therapy you people need?

Jack Withrowe: Look I'm willing to explore the whole being dominated thing, OK? But let's just take it slow.

Max Conners: Wait by the phone. Timing on this is crucial.
Page Conners: Duh!

Page Conners: ...Always treating me like a child...
Max Conners: Child.

Max Conners: I'll protect her.
Dean: From what? From love?
Max Conners: From pain.
Dean: Love is Pain. Life is pain, you can't protect anybody from it. It's always gonna getcha. But sometimes life could also be good. But you gotta be open. You gotta takes chances. You gotta let go!

Page Conners: I'll have to kiss that?
Max Conners: I'll have to kiss that way more than you.
Page Conners: Maybe you're into necrofilia.

Page Conners: Why can't we pick someone kinda cute?
Max Conners: Dean was kinda cute.
Page Conners: You're in serious denial.
Max Conners: Cute is dangerous. Cute leads to feeling, which leads to screwing, which leads to screwed.
And not enough sexy shots of JLH.
Meet the Fockers -- I still don't know why I liked this and I didn't like the first one. I think I need to give it another shot. And it was just as good the second time around. 9/10

Heartbreakers -- I hadn't seen this film since it was in theatres. It's not a good movie, but it's fun, even if only for the fact I love Sigourney Weaver. 8/10

Sixteen Candles -- I had never seen this movie until last week. I haven't seen very many of the 80s comedies, so I still have a lot of catching up to do. I thought Sixteen Candles was really funny, and I'm glad I finally watched it. 8/10

Spanglish -- I didn't have a lot of interest in seeing this one when it was in theatres because of the mixed reviews and small box office, but a couple friends told me how great it was, so I had to give it a shot. And I have to say I liked it a lot as well. All the acting is great, from newcomer Paz Vega as Flor, the maid, to Tea Leoni who I'm really beginning to fall in love with. If you need a movie where the woman is a wreck, she's perfect, but it also seems that's pretty much all she plays, but she's good at it, so it's all good. 9/10
What a delightful surprise, I wasn't sure what to expect, but this film had such charming twists and surprises. What was really amazing was how good Jennifer Love Hewitt was. Sigourney Weaver was expectedly fabulous. The scene of which one of them could get a guy to by her a drink first is a classic hysterically funny scene.
when mother/daughter con artists (Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt) fall prey in their own con as an irs issue, it will take the woman who has already married (and conned) 14 times Angela Connors to join her daughter Paige to pull off one last con in Palm Beach. along the way the depressed ex husband finds his way back to the woman who conned him and in a desperate plea to return the $300k from the settlement from the divorce, Paige will have to sacrifice the one man who she truly loves.

Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt make a great mother/daughter pair in this movie. this kept me laughing my head off during the movie. with great supporting performances by Gene Hackman and Ray Liotta, this is a great movie that can be all around for (yes i actually did say this)...dates. if you see this movie, you will love it from beginning to end
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