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About the Movie
Freddy Benson, a con(fidence) man, lives off women by waking their compassion with shocking stories about his fake fate. One day in beautiful Beaumont sur Mer, he meets Lawrence Jamieson, who shares the same passion, works the rich ladies with the same scheme, but in quite a different league. With the knowledge of his profession, Freddy forces Lawrence to teach him high-society behaviour, so that he himself can earn a major living. When time comes to say goodbye, Freddy decides to stay a little longer. As there is no way two con men can work a town that small at the same time, Lawrence and Freddy agree on a settlement: The first one to extract $50.000 from a young female target wins, the other leaves town. The sum is no match for Lawrence, the age of the lady no match for Freddy. Let the games begin!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 30
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Their comic methods are different, but from their first unequal encounter until the very last in a series of twist endings, Mr. Caine and Mr. Martin work together with an exuberant ease that's a joy to watch.
Fresh: A wonderfully crafted, absolutely charming remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story.
Fresh: Martin, the most eloquent of physical clowns -- the Baryshnikov of comedy -- is at his most inspired here. He parodies feelings, attitudes, states of mind that one would think were exempt from it, and his caricature of dapper suavity is killingly precise.
Fresh: The chemistry between Martin and Caine is fun, and Headly provides a resilient foil as a woman who looks like a pushover but somehow never seems to topple.
Finally. One of the funniest movies of all time. I have waited for this for so long to be released digitally. Thank you Apple!
BTW Michael Caine first meets Steve Martin on the train to Beaumont Sur Mer.
Funny! Funny! Funny!
One of the best for real belly laughs.