Friday, November 14, 2008

Deception (2008) R - 3 Stars

While the movies started out with a pretty good storyline, it ended tragically disappointing. I mean, who would in their right mind would go through the trouble of obtaining 80 million dollars to leave it behind for the slight chance that your "love at first site" affair would pan out. The acting can get a bit cheesy but it does arouse your inner sexual sensitivity.

Jonathan McQuarry (Ewan McGregor) is what you would might call a guy in need of a life. He's a corporate auditor for New York’s powerful, and he consumes his entire life with his work. Working long hours and lacking any outside passion, he becomes an easy target for deception.

Wyatt Bose (Hugh Jackman) fancies himself as a high ranking New York attorney, and encounters Jonathan at work one night in the board room. The two strike up a conversation and Wyatt lures Jonathan away by smoking a joint with him and inviting him for tennis and a night on the town. Jonathan has no friends or any type of social life so he welcomes the opportunity to enjoy life again. But when Wyatt leaves town on business, Jonathan finds his cell phone has been switched and answers a phone call asking, "Are you free tonight?" Feeling a new sense of security, Jonathan agrees to meet the woman on the other end of the line. It seems Wyatt is connected to a network of available women seeking sexual pleasure for the evening, no strings attached. But maybe he should have said, "wrong number", to the other side of this call as he will soon find out that nothing is as it seems and now finds himself being framed for murder.

20th Century Fox Distribution
Director: Marcel Langenegger
Writers: Jason Keller, Mark Bomback, Patrick Marber
Producers: Christopher Eberts, Robbie Brenner, Meena Sajwani
I viewed 10/08

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