Film Review – Deception

An accountant with a boring life is befriended one day by a mystery man who takes him on a whirl wind of exciting places – playing racquet ball with hot girls, going to the nicest clubs, smoking pot in a conference room - basically turning the accountant’s life upside down (in a good way). But of course it’s all too good to be true and suddenly the accountant is afraid for his life. Ewan McGregor, Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams star in this sexy thriller (although you’ll probably be able to guess how it ends – it’s still entertaining).

- All Star Cast – Its tough to top the three stars. McGregor, Jackman and Williams are a talented bunch and this movie emphasizes their best qualities – McGregor – his ability to play sincere and naive; Jackman – his ability to play the mans man and Williams – her subtly.

- It’s Attractive – Shot in Madrid and Bryant Park, NY the scenery couldn’t possibly look more welcoming for mayhem.

- This is How You Do Nudity – I know I complain a lot about unnecessary nudity, so for all the filmmakers in the world – study “Deception.” The nudity is appropriate without going overboard.

- “Derailed” Revisited – If you’ve seen the movie “Derailed” starring Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen and Vincent Cassel – then you’ve seen “Deception” (except "Deception" has more sex).

- People Only Want… - If you judged humanity based on “Deception” then you’d come to the conclusion that the only things people want in life are sex, money and power over other people. Love doesn’t really factor in until all the others are accomplished, there’s no family, no real friends, or other meaningful aspects of life.

- You’re Not Psychic – You’re not a psychic, the end is just that easy to guess.

- Sloooow Down! – It all happens so fast that it’s hard to believe some of the relationships develop that quickly.

I’m 50/50 on “Deception.” I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. It definitely showcases some of my favorite actors, but it’s predictable. If you’re interested in a sexy thriller – this movie is for you.
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