When it comes to conning millionaires, Page Conners (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and her mother Max (Sigourney Weaver) are real pros. Max lures them to the alter, then Page leads them into temptation and a hefty divorce settlement! Their new target is a wealthy tobacco tycoon played by Gene Hackman but before they can seal the deal, Page breaks the cardinal rule of the con and falls in love. Now Max must convince Page to hold on to her heart and the tobacco fortune or lose her partner in crime!
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ANGELA NORDINO (played by Sigourney Weaver) is a beautiful, intelligent woman. But she can never find the right man to be with. She has already been married twelve times, but they always seemed to end after 24 hours after she catches her them with another woman. Her divorce settlements helped cheer Angela up, since all the men she has married were, indeed, very wealthy. Angela has finally found the right one: DEAN CUMANNO (played by Ray Liotta), a wealthy businessman in the automobile business. They have dated for four months and their wedding day has finally arrived. After their reception, Dean and Max head upstairs and gear up for the consummation, but Angela seemed to have a little too much wine, for she has passed out on the bed. She wakes up the next morning, claiming to be sick to the stomach. Dean has to run to the office for an hour or two before they leave for their honeymoon. He arrives at the office and checks on a Mercedes, which is his wedding gift to Angela. His secretary, WENDY (played by Jennifer Love Hewitt), is writing up the necessary papers for the Mercedes. He signs the papers and Wendy goes on her way seems to have accidentally dropped the papers, which leads Dean into kissing Wendy. He stops himself, remembering that his married, but Wendy is sexy as hell, so how can he resist. Angela walks in and finds Dean with Wendy. Angela is now filing for her thirteenth divorce. Angela's divorce settlement is another great success, where she made $300,000 and the Mercedes. Angela drives up to a gas station and finds Wendy exiting a cab. She heads over to Angela and takes off, what seems to be, a wig.Read more ›
Page(Hewitt)orignally goes after a mommys boy millionaire but comes unstuck with him and then turns on the barman with distain untill she realises that he owns the place. She tries to work him but falls in love with him instead.
Cheesey and light, the plot is simple. I thought it more a Love Hewitt in short skirts and tight pants pleasure movie, as she still hadn't quite grown out of her teenage body. Sigorney Weaver still manages to hold her own and the wedding night scene (with husband Ray Liotta)at the start still attests to this, she may be mid-aged but she still has her "Alien" figure.
Gene Hackman is hilarious as William Tensy, their latest target, a chain-smoking millionaire who doesn't appear to have much longer to live. Ray Liotta is fantastic as one of their past cons, who was truly in love with Weaver. The always energetic Jason Lee is the guy in love with Hewitt's Paige, who is also beginning to fall for him.
It's a wonderfully complicated love circle with some hilarious results. Hackman steals the show, and Weaver is quite funny and amusing, especially when sporting her Russian accent. Anne Bancroft delivers her usual good performance in an almost cameo role as Weaver's mentor.
Heartbreakers is not as cruel as it could be, but always a delight to watch. Some have found the length a bit much, but it moves along at trip-hammer speed, engrossing all the way through. I feel it is a truly underrated comedy and one of the best 2001 had to offer.
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