Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz headline this remake of the 1966 crime caper directed by Michael Hoffman (The Last Station) and written by Joel and Ethan Coen. A British thief (Firth) discovers that no plan is infallible when he recruits a beautiful woman (Diaz) to help him steal a priceless statue from an impossibly wealthy widower (Alan Rickman). Despite the fact that his pretty accomplice bears an uncanny resemblance to his affluent target's late wife, things quickly spin out of control once the job gets under way.~Jason Buchanan
If you go into with an open mind and watch it just from a pure pleasure side, it is a fine movie. It will make you laugh and forget your troubles for 1 1/2 hours, which after all, is exactly what a movie is supposed to do.
Small movie which intent on creating a screwball comedy. Collin Firth in a role that Peter Sellers would have killed. Collin Firth comic role as the dry Brit surrounded by over the top characters and awkward situations.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Not the the best movie, but not bad either.
I thought this movie would have ben great if the plot was a strong as the acting. The chemistry between actors was surprisingly strong. The comedic scenes would have been even funnier with a stronger plot.